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Old 09-13-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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Ignition Switch Stuck

97TJThe Ignition Cylolinder seems to be stuck on the off position.
The key retention buttopn has no response either - doesn't retain key...I can push/pull key in or out as much as I want.
I cannot turn the ignition key on though - stuck in off position.
I took the shroud off the sterring column - had to make a slice to get over the key cylinder 'flange'.
Any thoughts on the next steps?

I have had the TJ for about a month, fixed a lot of minor stuff - do not have the original key. They key I got with the TJ would not easily unlock the door locks - had to wiggle, make the right facial gestures and then it would go. I had new keys cut today - coopies of the old key - they work in the door locks beautifully, and started the Jeep flawlessly - I wonder if the new key could have been the culprit? No evidence on the key of abnormal wear or breakage.

Do I need to drill out the button where the release tang is supposed to be when the key is on?


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Old 09-14-2009, 04:39 AM   #2
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Welcome. Might want to post you question on the TJ forum.
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