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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 04, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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Years ago, when all the cars had were points in the ignition system, my Dad told me that leaving the key in the "on" position would burn the points. Is this a myth or not. Also, does leaving it in the "on" position with electronic ignition harm anything?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 04, 05:00 AM
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this is true i left the key in the on position in my 68 and burned the module up.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 04, 10:52 AM
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That's why the "accessory" position is there - it disconnects the ignition circuit. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 04, 12:03 PM
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Definately true with breaker points. The points and the coil will suffer. As for solid state ignitions, I'm not sure it is an issue. I image they only ground the coil for a short duration when pulses are recieved from the pickup. Application specific behavior I would presume.

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