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Ignition lock -98 dodge neon

The ignition on my 1998 dodge neon wont budge. I tried turning the stearing wheel and shaking the key on the ignition. Any advise on how to fix it?

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  • lorilj85 Feb 27, 2009

    thank you so much for responding. I will try that.

  • yazzi Mar 10, 2009

    same problem dealer stated it needed to be programmed

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    my dodge neon is 2002 mod. but it wont start at all no matter if i shake it or not like the man aboves. we bought a ingnitoion lock from a savage placce .///// but we have no clue how to put it in? is there anyone who does

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    How much does a ignition switch cost for a 2000 dodge neon

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Sounds like the ignition cylinder is jambed, if you remove the covers and put the key in, you might be able to turn it with pliers, just turn it to the accessories position, then there is a small metal clip that pushes in, push it in and pull the lock cylinder out of place, get a new one from the dealer and reverse to install. If it's above you, your dealer can help, usually about an hours labour or so.
Hope that helps, Good luck
R

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • Rob McFarlane Feb 28, 2009

    Let me know how you make out.... if I can help I will...

    Cheers,

    R

  • Steve Wideman Oct 15, 2011

    My '98 Plymouth Neon has a metal shroud around the ignition lock cylinder and the retaining tab is not visiable How do I get the metal shroud off so I can remove the ignition lock cylinder?

    Thanks

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