Is the ignition key the only problem that could cause a battery to drain when the key doesn't stay in the locked position? It has some play in it.

Asked by Jun 13, 2017 at 05:47 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I am ready to turn the car off, I have to be careful that the key is aligned
with the lock position so nothing else is turned on. I have come 20 or 30
minutes later to find out that I can hear my ac running. The key also does not
go back beyond the lock position in order to hear the radio.

1 Answer

121,245

Might not be the key but the ignition switch itself, although you could have other battery draw problems. You won't actually know until you get in there to see what is happening.

Your Answer:

Chevrolet Lumina Experts

  • #1
    90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
    Reputation
    1,270
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,110
  • #3
    11jonny11
    Reputation
    1,010
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
18 Great Deals out of 870 listings starting at $2,894
Used Chevrolet Malibu
47 Great Deals out of 1,790 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Corolla
98 Great Deals out of 4,195 listings starting at $2,500
Used Buick Century
11 listings
Used Chevrolet Camaro
12 Great Deals out of 939 listings starting at $11,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
98 Great Deals out of 11,118 listings starting at $4,950
Used Honda Civic
127 Great Deals out of 4,686 listings starting at $1,655
Used Chevrolet Corvette
10 Great Deals out of 523 listings starting at $7,995
Used Honda Accord
39 Great Deals out of 1,652 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Camry
44 Great Deals out of 2,126 listings starting at $2,450
Used Nissan Altima
42 Great Deals out of 1,206 listings starting at $1,600

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.