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How do you replace the ignition switch in a 2006 dodge ram 1500

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First take off the cowling around your steering collumn It should be only 2 screws on the bottom of your steering collumn. You won't be able to get the bottom half all the way off, but you can get to what you need to do.

You need to pull the bottom half away from the bottom as far as you can without breakng it. Underneath where your inginion switch is there is a little round hole, a bit smaller around then a cigarette. You need a probe or something L shaped to stick up in there i believe a standard pen will work as well. Put your key in the ignition and turn to the on position. Put the L shaped probe in the hole in the bottom of the ignition, turn the key to the on position. While pushing up on the probe and your key in the on position you should be able to pull the old ignition switch out fairly easily. You might have to jiggle and wiggle it a little.

When you put the new one back in, just line up the spring loaded tab (the one you pushed in on at the bottom of the ingnition to get it out) and have the key in the on position like it was when you took it out. It should slide right back in. Turn your key to the off position and your key should slide right out. Put the column back on and your all done! I hope all goes well

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