The turn signals and windshield wipers on my 97 TJ were failing intermittently at the same time. From what I understand the electricity for those switches is routed through the ignition switch so I removed the ignition switch and cleaned the connectors with Deoxit. Since reinstalling the switch I have to turn the key slightly past the on position to get the electricity to come on. After starting the Jeep, once I let go of the key the engine stops and the electricity goes out. I've removed and reinstalled the ignition switch and lock cylinder a few more times and I've taken the ignition pin apart and put it back together. At this point I'm having trouble getting the engine to start at all although it cranks just fine. A few days ago my wife mentioned that the same thing happened to her where she started the car, released the key, and it died.
Is there any way to test if the ignition switch is the problem? Is there any way to start my Jeep in the meantime so I can get around?