2004 XC70 Ingnition Switch will only turn from 0 to 1 position
The other day I got into the car, (it was 24 fareheight) and the ignition switch would not turn any further than the One position. I am thinking that somehow the mechanism got moisture in it. I dropped my keys in the snow a few times and cleaned them off, but I think this might have done something. The vehicle only has 54K miles on it.
Finally got the switch to move forward and it had no spring or detent, thus I had to position it accurately in order to get the car out of park and drive it.
Had the steering wheel replaced about a year ago because it was peeling and was stil under warranty, wondering if this might have had something to do with this also.
If the switch needs to be replaced, Volvo quoted me 300 for the switch and 200 to put it in. So I would like to know if just a lubricant with moisture displacement will work or if this is a somewhat common issue.
Re: 2004 XC70 Ingnition Switch will only turn from 0 to 1...
Sometimes your steering wheel gets turned and locked when the key is put , all you have to do is turn the wheel in a direction that it will move a few degrees to take pressure off whatever it is in the steering/ignition system and you should be able to turn the key all the way, happens to me all the time on pretty much every car I've had.
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Go to the back of the ingnition switch take two screw off and the switch will come out take a screw driver and try to turn the switxh
by hand if the switch returns then you need to look further into
the steering colume if the switch does not return on its own
replace it.its white if you cannot get to the screws on the back of the ingnition switch take a chizzle and turn the break away bolts
until they come out and pull the whole assemble.
Sounds like it could be the switch, you can bypass the ignition switch and touch the two positive wires together from the solenoid to see if it cranks over. Be very careful make sure it is in not in gear.
There is a piece of forged metal that is called a rack that attaches to a rod that gies down to the bottom of the column to the Ignition switch these racks have been known to break and jamb up and I have also seen Ignition switches jamb also. Go to the base of the column and remove the switch and see if the key lock cylinder moves all the way now. Then trace your problem to either a jambed Ignition switch or a bad rack and rod.
Most likel the ignition cylinder has failed and will need to be replaced. It has break away bolt that have to be drilled out. I suggest you take it to a reputable shop for the repairs since the steering wheel, contact reel, and steering wheel module have to be removed to get to it.