Ls400 starts ok then it cuts out within seconds

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Asked by Apr 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM about the 1996 Lexus LS 400

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1996 Ls 400 it starts ok but it cuts out within seconds also when the gear
selector doesn't lock when the key is removed from the ignition.

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two problems, you have a worn ignition switch...replace it...you have a locking pin not actuating...have to get in to disassemble and test it--- check fuses now, may save you a bit of inconvenience as you'll have until it starts doin' it again....as long as this takes~

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I have changed the ignition switch today but I still have the same problem. Any ideas??

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have to get DavidH25 on this....might take a minute~

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no fuses blown, or breakers trippin' and resetting?

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X2 on the fuses. That is the first thing to do. let us know and we can go from there. And with your new ignition switch if you have 20 keys a flashlight and a lucky charm on your key ring, lighten it up, the weight and swinging of them is not good. Also go get your OBD codes scanned at a parts house, they will do it free, write down the codes, they will begin with a "P", because it's a power train issue, followed by four numbers, for example P1234 and bring them back here, one of us will be happy to decipher the code and discuss what to do.

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I have checked all of the fuses but I'm not sure what breakers are or where they are???.

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This whole relay panel is available for $59 from ebay~

map

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diagram

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Seen obi-wan OBD-II? yet~

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the breakers are those little cubes that fail-

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