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I have a 2001 Ford Focus. For the past few days the key would get stuck in the ignition. Now after driving the car and parking it, the car won't start. The dash lights do not come on. The car does not crank. Absolutely no electricity. The gear is stuck in park. Is this an ignition switch problem? BTW, the key no longer sticks. The car has 150,000 miles on it

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Yes, the problem is surely in the ignition switch. You probably had the mobile contact deformed and/or loose and now it has completely failed - it's a well known problem.
A brand new ignition switch will cost you around  $150 plus the labor - another $200  - but you can do it yourself if you can find a used switch that will cost you less than $60.

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