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Replaced key lock and ignition box on steering column. Truck was working fine then after two days the truck does not respond to key being turned. Sometimes dash light comes on sometimes they do not. truck does not even try to start

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You've probably got to slide the ignition switch toward the steering wheel and lock it down there.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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