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What is the small switch on the ignition lock

There is a micro switch on the key end of the ignition switch which isnt connected. what is it for? should it be connected?

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It's probably the switch that tells the car that there's key in the ignition, and YES you want it hooked up. Without it, you will get no ding or buzzer when you leave your key in the ignition, and you can lock your keys in.

Now, that's based on the little amount of info we have about it, but generally, the manufacturers don't put switches in that aren't important. That one is, and so it would not be a good idea to mess with it. Buy a Hanes Manual for your vehicle, and you can find out for sure. Also, they're great for learning about vehicles and how to fix them.

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Ignition and Start Switch Replacement
Removal Procedure
2c23f8d.jpg Disconnect the battery ground cable. .
Remove the steering column filler panel.
Remove the knee bolster bracket.
Remove the instrument panel (I/P) cluster trim panel.
Remove the ignition switch bolts.
Lower the ignition switch away from the instrument carrier.
Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder. Turn the key to the ON/RUN position.
Depress the transaxle park/lock cable retainer to release. Pull to remove the park/lock cable from the ignition switch.
Important: The Passlock? electrical connector cannot be removed until the lock cylinder is removed.

Depress and hold the detent on the bottom of the ignition switch in order to release the ignition lock cylinder. Remove the ignition lock cylinder with the key.
d857e46.jpg Disconnect the Passlock? electrical connector.
Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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Perform the following procedure if the ignition switch lock cylinder is seized or won't rotate.
12.1. Protect the immediate work area with suitable material such as clean shop towels or a clean fender cover.

12.2. Locate the surface for the ignition switch lock cylinder release button (2) on the plastic ignition switch housing and center punch a location (1) on the "rib" approximately 3/8 inch reward (toward the key entry end) from the cylinder release button.

12.3. Carefully drill a hole through the plastic housing with a 1/8 inch drill bit.

12.4. Carefully drill a larger hole at the pilot location, and slightly into the ignition switch lock cylinder surface to break the release button retaining spring using a 9/32 inch drill bit.

12.5. Remove portions of the broken spring from the hole using a small suitable tool.

12.6. Grasp the ignition switch lock cylinder and remove it from the switch housing.

12.7. Remove any plastic "flash" from the drilling operation, and using compressed air blow out the ignition switch assembly.

12.8. Follow service manual procedures when cylinder cording is required. Refer to Key and Lock Cylinder Coding in General Information.

Installation Procedure
If the lock cylinder would not rotate or was seized, perform the following procedure:
1.1. Install the new ignition switch lock cylinder as required by rotating both the cylinder and the ignition switch to the ON position.

1.2. Push the ignition switch lock cylinder into the ignition switch housing until fully seated.

1.3. You may have to slightly depress the release button as the button passes by the 9/32-in hole previously drilled in the ignition switch housing.
9600af8.jpg Connect the electrical connectors.
Connect the Passlock? electrical connector.
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Install the ignition switch bolts.
Tighten

Tighten the bolts to 10 N?m (89 lb in).

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Install the steering column filler panel. Refer to Steering Column Filler Replacement .
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It will not hitting that micro switch to allow the ignition to release the key when the car is in park. 
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It will not hitting that micro switch to allow the ignition to release the key when the car is in park.
What to do is tear the center council apart and pull the whole shift mechanism out and reposition the bar and put it all back together.  Yes it's a pain and time consuming 
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You have to use a pin or paper lip to insert in hole in igmition switch to release the lock cylinder. The key has to be in "on" position I think.

Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Turn lock cylinder key to RUN position.
  1. Place a 3.17mm (1/8-inch) diameter wire pin or small drift punch in hole in upper steering column shroud (3530) under ignition switch . Press retaining pin while pulling out on ignition switch to remove it from lock cylinder housing (22074) .
Installation
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  1. Rotate ignition switch, using lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
  1. Connect battery ground cable.
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