Short of buying a whole steering column, I am unable to get the piece [no part number on the broken part] that is just after the lock cylinder and and acts at the mechanical part of the ignition switch. A small part of the white metal is broken and for that reason the key does not activate the starter. Dealer says this three inch long part is only sold with the entire steering column [more than $600.oo]. Saw a port on a PT Cruiser site that indicated PT had same type of problem. "when i disconnected the starter switch from steering column , small piece of metal half an inch long wide as a toothpick fell of. There is a shaft that links the key cylinder to the ignition switch. with broken piece, switch would still turn but not all the way to crank position. tried to glue piece back on, but it broke again." Any ideas?