Having problems with your 1998 Mazda MPV ?
Electrical - Car won't stop running!
\015 So... my 1998 Mazda MPV has some major electrical issues and I don't know what to do. We took the fuses out of the security portion as every little bump made it go off. I put about $1K into it in the Spring and all it needs for an inspection sticker is a new tire. So here is my problem: \012\012Door knobs go up and done by itself. \012Periodically, the car actually tries to start itself after I stopped the car and taken the key out. (really a true fact) \012Sometimes the car won't start unless I press the security button on the side by the lid releaser. \012Now get this, in the last two weeks, three times - I turned the car off and took the key out and the car won't stop, still running. I have to get out and undo the cables to the battery. Car still goes even after i take the cables off, sure to do with alternator, and then i have to put the keys back in try to turn the car over to start and it kicks it off. \012\012Winter is almost here and I can deal with the clicking the button to start the car, but when the car doesn't turn off - UGH... I feel ike I am driving Herbie the Love Bug or that it is possessed, but I am starting to feel really unsafe driving this vehicle. \012\012Please HELP:)\015
Yes, it makes you want to carry a loaded gun in case the car tries to get away from you! Startling issues. I'd let an auto electrician try to fix it. Too many issues for a simple ignition switch replacement, although that might be in the mix that you will have to try. Taking the battery cables off a running car should not kill it- it will still run off the alternator. Don't take the battery off in that case- could cause a short or damage the alternator. Next time try pulling the ignition fuse or injector fuse to kill the engine. Good luck. (Maybe your car needs a leash to tether it when you leave it.)
Wow, that really sounds scary. I would take it too an auto electrician sooner rather than later. It kinda makes me thing of Gone in 60 Seconds, which I am sure you probably feel like sometimes. Get it to an electrician, get it fixed, and then you can relax. http://www.caruanaauto.com.au/about-us.html
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