1988 Ranger ignition cylinder problem
Hi all. I have a 1988 ranger that has been giving me a fit with killing batteries. I have bought 4 new batteries plus the one that came with the truck. I have pulled all the fuses 1 at a time, unhooked the radio and put in a new alternator. It was still killing the battery.
When I took the radio out, I opened it up and pulled out the bulb and seen that it was shot. Got a new one and put it in. I was thinking that I'd hook it up just to see if the light would work. It did but the keys weren't in the switch. I found that if you turned the ignition toward the front of the truck, the radio would turn off, then you turn it back toward yourself, it would turn on and the electric windows could be ran up and down.
I went back to the parts store and bought a new ignition cylinder. Got it put in in about 10 minutes and everything went smooth. Without the keys in the switch again, I turned it back toward myself, and the darn radio turned on again.
I hope someone on here has had this problem before and knows how to fix it, as I am tired of hauling these batteries around. Thanks for your time,