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SOURCE: my ignition tumbler failed on 1990 cadillac

Unfortunately i can't really give you advise on how to bypass it since in this case the info can be used for auto theft. If you need help installing the ignition key switch i can be glad to help.

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what is the year and model ? are u talking about the ignition key tumbler? that is not the switch that activates the electrcal system, it just moves a long rod which activates the electrical switch which is located on the steering column tube near the bottom

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SOURCE: put the key in the ignition and nothing happens

Sounds like either bad battery or really dirty battery cables. Have you tried jump starting? I'd first start with cleaning battery cables top & BOTTOMS. Everyone cleans top because they're easily accessible, but the bottoms are exposed to dirt & road grime and are usually the culprit. After cleaning cables, if problem exists then replace battery. You can verify battery by having any good parts store "load test" battery.

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Check your fuses to see if they are all good.

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