Question about 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Key is sticking in ignition, and will not remove. A replacement part is 80.00 or so, but will I end up going to the dealer anyway to get the thing to accept the new key and start. (only one key is available.)
Yes it will have to be reprogrammed by an authorized place or dealer just call around and get quotes to get them to compete.
Posted on Oct 24, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Removal & Installation
Without Air Bag
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
Fig. 3: Using a small thin bladed tool, press in the ignition lock clinder retaining tab ... Fig. 4: ... then pull out the lock cylinder from the steering column
Please refer to the ignition switch removal and installation procedure.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
if you have an original working fob and your owner's manual,it will explain procedure,otherwise will have to go to dealer to be programmed
Posted on May 17, 2009
SOURCE: ignition locked will not turn
had the same problem with a 99 dodge van. tow truck driver put the key into the ignition and tapped it a couple of times while turning the key to freed it up and start the engine. works as long as you leave the key in the ignition so i use a second key to lock/unlock the van. hope this works for you. gary
Posted on May 20, 2009
This sounds like a bad chip in the key, try a spare key, if it starts with spare key then key is bad, if it doesnt start then you will need reprograming
Posted on Oct 01, 2010
tap the ignition lock cylinder with the plastic end of a scrwedriver (with the key removed). then insert the key and try to start. Try this several times. If you get it to turn immediately replace the igntion lock cylinder. The cylinder needs to be in the on position in order for the lock button to be depressed so that the cylinder can be removed from the housing.
If you still can't get it to turn than you will have to drill out the lock button in order to get the old lock cylinder out. I wouldn't recommend doing this unless you have some experience and understand what you are doing.
The lock button can be accessed by removing the lower steering column cover.
Posted on Nov 23, 2010
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