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Old 10-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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2000 Wrangler ignition? problem

On my 2000 Wrangler the stereo, the wipers and the turn signals do not work when the vehicle runs.
However they will work if the key is in the acc. position.
Any idea how to correct this problem?

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Old 10-22-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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You need a new ignition switch. It is attached to the back of the key cylinder & actuator pin assembly. Here is a link with a video. It is for replacing the actuator pin (which you should check when you have it apart) but the switch removal is part of the video.

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Old 10-22-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
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On my 2000 Wrangler the stereo, the wipers and the turn signals do not work when the vehicle runs.
However they will work if the key is in the acc. position.
Any idea how to correct this problem?
I am having the same problems but only my radio doesnt work, the oher 2 work fine?? I replaced the ignition switch over the weekend and got the same results??
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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I am having the same problems but only my radio doesnt work, the oher 2 work fine?? I replaced the ignition switch over the weekend and got the same results??
The contacts that go bad in the ignition control multiple things. If only the radio is out, it’s not the switch. Check the fuses. Check fuse 20 in the PDC & fuse 14 in the fuse block behind the glove box.

Edit: On the 2003 the only other thing on the ignition switch with the radio is the turn signals. Try them to see if it is switch related. The OP has a 2000 so the circuits are different.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:41 AM   #6
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Not fuse

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Blown fuse smooth talker?
Nope, that was the first thing I checked!
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The contacts that go bad in the ignition control multiple things. If only the radio is out, itís not the switch. Check the fuses. Check fuse 20 in the PDC & fuse 14 in the fuse block behind the glove box.

Edit: On the 2003 the only other thing on the ignition switch with the radio is the turn signals. Try them to see if it is switch related. The OP has a 2000 so the circuits are different.
Will do, thanks!
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:06 AM   #8
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Thanks. I bought the switch and hopefully make time this weekend. The video was a great help. I'll let you know.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:07 AM   #9
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The contacts that go bad in the ignition control multiple things. If only the radio is out, itís not the switch. Check the fuses. Check fuse 20 in the PDC & fuse 14 in the fuse block behind the glove box.

Edit: On the 2003 the only other thing on the ignition switch with the radio is the turn signals. Try them to see if it is switch related. The OP has a 2000 so the circuits are different.
Dropped a 20A fuse in the #20 slot... And bam, radio works!!! Thx Rubi

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Thanks. I bought the switch and hopefully make time this weekend. The video was a great help. I'll let you know.
It's a super easy install, 5 screws, 30 minutes. You'll be done!
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:54 PM   #10
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having trouble starting everthing works but jeep will not start
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:50 AM   #11
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Big thanks, that fixed it. The video you attached was real helpful.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:59 PM   #12
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I am having the same problem in 2000 jeep TJ but with more things out.

parking brake light on
Air bag light on
turn signals don't work (they work when hazards are engaged)
radio doesn't work
Hvac doesn't work
Horn does work so not the clock spring
Jeep starts and runs

I replaced the ignition switch problem still exists. Any ideas?
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:44 AM   #13
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Got it. Wipers work I will check reverse lights.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:40 PM   #15
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Correction wipers don't wrk and reverse lights don't wrk either. Ground issue??
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:52 PM   #16
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In the fuse block:

Fuse 7 (back up lights) & fuse 8 (HVAC) need power from the key when it is on.


Fuses 13, 14, & 15 (wipers, signals & radio) need power with the key on & in the acc position.

All get power from various contacts in the ignition switch. Check these fuses in the required key positions. If any or all fail go to the connector at the switch. Make sure all of the terminals are well seated & not pushed out losing contact.

Pay special attention to the black/orange wire at pin 4 (to fuses 5-8) & black/dark green one from pin 8 (to fuses 13-15).

Since it starts & runs the power wires to the switch must be good so I don’t think any of their fuses (8 & 14 in the PDC) are bad.

Get this figured out & the parking brake & airbag lights may be fixed in the process.
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Spring, check something for me. Start the Jeep up, most likely you'll have the air bag and brake lamp lit up on the dash. Wiggle the key cylinder a tiny bit. Do the lights go off and now everything else works? Your problem is in the key cylinder/actuator/switch. It's hanging up and not letting the switch return fully to the run position.

Our is doing it, and I haven't had the time to check it out, but already have one each of the parts ready for replacement.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:13 PM   #18
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Good to know, Shelby & very interesting. It does look like everything that is ignition switch powered that is working uses the run-start contacts & everything that is not working uses the either run or run-acc contacts. If it is hanging up slightly in the start position that would explain a lot but I’m surprised that it doesn’t keep the started engaged although that uses yet another set of contacts.
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Ok I will work on that. It's a good thought. I can remove the key completely while the truck is running which I didn't really care about but if it is the source of my problems than I definitely do! Maybe someone forced the cylinder not knowing about the release button and screwed the cylinder up.
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The starter was engaged all the time but it only come on when the clutch was disengaged all the way because of the interlock.....I think
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:29 PM   #21
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Yes, I forgot that was part of the original problem.

To see what is hanging it up since you already replaced the switch, try dropping the switch & while still connected turn the switch with a screwdriver. That should tell you if the switch is OK.

Dorman makes both the actuator pin & the key cylinder kit, available from most any parts store or online. You may want to get both & everything in there will be new.

Key lock kit Dorman 924-703

Actuator pin Dorman 924-704 or NAPA 620-1414




</h1>Actuator pin Dorman 924-704 or NAPA 620-1414
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SHELBY AND RUBI THANKS!!! Shelby you were right its the key not returning to the run position. If I manually turn the key back one position everything works fine. I already have an actuator pin assembly coming in the mail it was supposed to be here today. I might just go ahead and change the cylinder like you said while I am at it since I now have a back up ignition switch that is perfectly fine. I wonder if it could be the key release button is busted? I will have to look to see if that comes with a new cylinder.

Man I knew it had to be something stupid. I feel a little stupid not trying to turn the key back myself. But I loose my glasses when they are on my head as well. Sometimes the most obvious thing isn't obvious.

Well at least I now know how to hot wire a jeep if I ever loose the key.

big thanks!!

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