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Its been in the negatives in montana and my ignition switch wont work until i blow a hair dryer in the key hole for 5 minutes. could it be a loose wire?

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Never heard of this before, blow dryer,

but I would replace the switch since it seems to have a mind of its own. Its not normal.

Yes the security wire is in the switch

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