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When turning on car turn key all the way nothing happens, then I turn back the key jiggle it then turn it on again it starts up. Told it was the ignition switch, trying to find info. on how to replace this switch.

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  • dgirar900r Sep 04, 2008

    When I turn the key to the start position nothing happens and the console indicator lights do not come on. I turn the key on and off a bunch of times then it will catch and start, But will sometimes stall when you go for reverse also..





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On the back of the ignition switch is a plastic casing which retains a spring to return your key to the correct position once the car has started. The plastci casing wears and the spring does not work sufficiently. You need to replace the ignition switch casing/back end.

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