The Cursed Ignition switch...I think.
Just when I thought I had everything working on my '90 YJ Wrangler...I had gained some form of control over that &*$%-ing Carter 2BBL (manual choke cable conversion kit), the new top had arrived and I wasn't getting wet anymore, even the radio was working, something else goes wrong. One of the wires coming off the starter relay decided to melt. This was annoying, as my car died, but easy enough to fix temporarily. I made it home. I pulled up to my house and turned the key to stop the engine, but it kept running. Everything kept working, as though the ignition switch were still set to RUN. Now, the wire causing the initial problem is disconnected. It is one of the 12 gauge red ones coming off the starter relay ( the same post that gets connected to the posisitve battery terminal). Ther should be no power going to the ignition switch, but the Jeep starts (and then won't shut off, as if every position on the ignition switch were connecting RUN execept START). All accessories and lights work, with or without the harness plugged in under the dash, excedpt with it out the starter won't get any power (like it's supposed to).
Has anyone had a problem like this one? Are Jeep ignition switches prone to this type of failure? Should I just start looking into changing out the ignition switch, or does that burnt wire in the engine compartment mean anything else is wrong? I am new to these monsters and would appreciate any seasoned owners' feedback.