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jcsuddarth 06-26-2013 10:46 PM

Key switch on collumn
I just got a 94 yj, and the guy I bought it from knew it was bad, he even bought the new one and sent it with me. I know that it's the key and not the actual ignition switch because I can still start it, just not with the key. I've googled on how to replace it and I've gotten a lot of different answers some saying that a dumb monkey could do it and others saying it takes a lot of know how and special tools. I just need to know what I would need to change it out before I tear into it and mess up more stuff to have to fix?

maverick1979 06-27-2013 12:30 AM

How are you starting it

maverick1979 06-27-2013 12:42 AM

And is it a 2.5 or 4.0

bubbadah 06-27-2013 12:58 AM

Ok this may or may not apply. My key on my pickup stopped working and I called a locksmith. He "serviced" the ignition and made me new keys.

jcsuddarth 06-27-2013 12:33 PM

It's a 2.5. And when I got it the guy showed me how to start it using what I guess is the actual ignition switch? Just a small box under the dash with a little sliding piece that you can slide with a screwdriver.

Ibuildembig 06-27-2013 12:38 PM

Remove steering wheel, remove lock plate ring, turn key to on position, depress release button and remove key assembly. You can reinstall everything else and the new key switch can go in after everything is back together

jcsuddarth 06-27-2013 04:43 PM

Thanks for the info, I plan on doing it when I get home tonight.

Ibuildembig 06-27-2013 04:54 PM

Your gonna need a shaft lock tool, most of the auto parts stores will rent them

maverick1979 06-28-2013 01:37 AM

Shouldn't be to back to fix

maverick1979 06-28-2013 02:01 AM


cakes567 06-28-2013 11:35 PM

Un plug your battery.... I took the plastic cap thing off in the center of my steering wheel and touched the bare metal with my hand and the horn went off and shocked me haha

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