Where's the parked position in ignition switch?
This is an 89 Caprice Estate Wagon.
I recently got into a situation, due to a storm, where I had to park
the car, and stay in the car for hours. I wanted to listen to the
radio. That's when I found out that there is no parked "power on"
position on the ignition switch. Every vehicle I have ever owned,
turning the ign switch toward myself, PAST the off position, allowed
for radio and other electrical items to work, without sending power to
the cars ignition. This is the first vehicle I have ever owned that
does not allow this. The only way I can turn on the radio when the
car is parked, is to turn the ign. switch to the ignition POWER ON
position (away from me), without starting the car. Besides draining
the battery, this is not good for the ignition coil, etc.
Is this something normal on this vehicle model, or do I have a ign
switch problem? (OR) is there something special that I need to do?
(I dont have an owners manual).
I suppose I can rewire the radio direct to the battery, but that seems
like a hassle ....
Thanks for all help