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2004 volvo xc90 ignition switch turns to position 2 and won't go any further to start.Tried spare key to no avail. Radio works,battery seems fine. Do you have any idea what else I could check.thanks,J.T.

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  • amelvin Dec 23, 2008

    The gnition turns to position one and no further. Cannot start car

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    2004, V70, same problem! Mike

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same problem. The ignition switch only turns to position 2 and will not go beyond that point.

  • debkenspence Feb 25, 2009

    I had the same problem on my 2004 S60. Had it towed to the dealership where they replaced the ignition lock cylinder. Now there seems to be a short or some type of breach in the security system Could the 2 be related?

  • bweyhe Apr 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. It's the mechanical portion of the ignition switch (the front piece, the electrical portion of the electrical switch is behind it). $700 in parts + labor.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    same problem 2004 xc90

  • willd1640 Apr 13, 2009

    Same problem on 2004 XC90 T6. The part takes about 5 days to deliver so expect to wait. I was able to get it started (with some force), but with no functional electrical system when it is running, it might as well be undriveable.



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Replace the ignition lock cylinder

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