Go Back  G35Driver - Infiniti G35 & G37 Forum Discussion > General Discussion > G35 Coupe V35 2003 - 07
Reload this Page >

04 G35 C 6MT won't turn off even with key taken out...=[???

G35 Coupe V35 2003 - 07 Discussion about the 1st Generation V35 G35 Coupe

04 G35 C 6MT won't turn off even with key taken out...=[???

  #1  
Old 07-02-2008, 03:06 AM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
04 G35 C 6MT won't turn off even with key taken out...=[???

Hi guys,

I have a 04 coupe 6mt. Recently I took it to a body shop to get some bumper rash taken out. After I got it back, the climate/radio control light won't turn on and the brightness dial won't change the intensity of the instrument gauge. Then the weirdest thing happened today. I parked my car and pull out the key and my car was still on.... I tried to turn it off and it wont. Then when I switched the headlight from auto to off with the key pulled out, the car turned off. I repeated this several times and i always get the same result.....

Do you guys think its some wiring that got screwed up when they took off the front bumper? I am still under Infiniti warranty so I think they could probably fix this. Has anyone ever had this happen to them? I am so stupefied right now.
 
  #2  
Old 07-02-2008, 03:08 AM
Nin
Nin is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 243
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That is DEFINITELY a wiring problem. I'm a mechanic myself and have never heard of anything like that lol

Will be an interesting car to work on for the mechanic that gets the privelage

Sorry I couldn't be of more help, good luck!
 
  #3  
Old 07-02-2008, 04:36 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks Nin. yeah I will see what they say at the stealership. It is just weird that I can turn off my car by turning off my headlight.

Do you think an ECU reset will help things? Could be an electronic issue...
 

Last edited by suxoid; 07-02-2008 at 04:45 PM.
  #4  
Old 07-02-2008, 04:53 PM
KPierson's Avatar
Banned
iTrader: (10)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,116
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 2 Posts
Do you have any wiring modifications to the car? Especially in the headlight / foglight area?
 
  #5  
Old 07-02-2008, 07:45 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Nope, bone stock. Just bought a pair of 06 headlights, waiting to take the car in for a full checkup before my warranty runs out so the stealership can't complain. It was a US vehicle imported to Canada so i guess they may have had to add day time running lights. Other than that I don't see any reason that this would happen. Are the wires to the lighting system even close to the ignition?

Oh well right now I can drive around without my key.....it is almost like what they have on the newer G's =D
 
  #6  
Old 07-02-2008, 08:36 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (7)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SoCal 714
Posts: 5,342
Received 9 Likes on 9 Posts
Originally Posted by suxoid
Nope, bone stock. Just bought a pair of 06 headlights, waiting to take the car in for a full checkup before my warranty runs out so the stealership can't complain. It was a US vehicle imported to Canada so i guess they may have had to add day time running lights. Other than that I don't see any reason that this would happen. Are the wires to the lighting system even close to the ignition?

Oh well right now I can drive around without my key.....it is almost like what they have on the newer G's =D
sounds like the effed up when they wired the daytime running lights
 
  #7  
Old 07-02-2008, 09:04 PM
KPierson's Avatar
Banned
iTrader: (10)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,116
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 2 Posts
Yes, I would think that there is something going on with the daytime running lights.

When you take the key out does everything electronic still work (like radio, a/c, headlights, brake lights, etc).

When I was working on my independent fog light module I found out that if you don't isolate the fog light wire from the IPDM you can back feed voltage back through the IPDM and keep the ignition powered with the key off.
 
  #8  
Old 07-02-2008, 09:58 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 393
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Its because she thinks you don't drive her enough
 
  #9  
Old 07-03-2008, 10:41 AM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
With gas running close to $6 a gallon here, it hard to keep my 14 mpg baby going. I think she's gotten fatter over the years.
 
  #10  
Old 07-03-2008, 11:36 AM
Hi-TechG35's Avatar
Registered User
iTrader: (9)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pothole Central and still ridin slammed...Boston
Posts: 15,043
Received 21 Likes on 13 Posts
extremely weird!
 
  #11  
Old 07-03-2008, 11:55 AM
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 98
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
+1 for possible problem with daytime running light wiring.
 
  #12  
Old 07-03-2008, 04:07 PM
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It drives, but no power anything (steering, brakes, windows)...
 
  #13  
Old 07-03-2008, 06:54 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 720
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by suxoid
Oh well right now I can drive around without my key.....it is almost like what they have on the newer G's =D
If that's true your steering wheel would lock and you'll lose control. I would think it's something with the ignition switch where the key goes. Has the car ever been stolen?
 
  #14  
Old 07-03-2008, 06:56 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 720
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by suxoid
It drives, but no power anything (steering, brakes, windows)...
OK, now that's totally weird. Power steering and power brakes are not electric. They're both run right off the engine, one via a belt and one via vacuum. Is there something I'm missing?
 
  #15  
Old 07-03-2008, 08:18 PM
Registered User
iTrader: (7)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 429
Received 5 Likes on 2 Posts
Sounds like the igniton switch. I had a 1999 E320 that had the ignition switch go out... The engine kept running with no dash lights, power anything, gauges etc. I disconnected the battery(under the damn rear seat) and still did not shut off. I had to open the hood, remove the intake and stuff the intake with rags to shut it down! To make matters worse...my wife drove it to her office and no one could figure this out so the car ran parked in 108 degree heat out here in AZ for an hour and a half before I got there! That engine was hot!!! I let it cool down reconnected the intake and battery and drove it home that night. A week later we traded the damn thing in for a 2007 G35 Sedan! Our Mercedes started to have the electrical problems, from the ignition switch to the blower motor randomly turning off and on. Sorry A/C must work in AZ! Hopefully you find out whats wrong with your G. I think it sounds like the ignition switch.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: 04 G35 C 6MT won't turn off even with key taken out...=[???


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: