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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012 Thread Starter
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2000 V6 ignition switch problems

Hey all, so my daughter calls me at work tonight to say that her 2000 V6 will not shut off. She switched the key off and was able to pull the key from the ignition switch, but the car would not shut off. After finding the correct diagram online, I was able to talk her through removing the fuel pump fuse and eventually shut the car off. Has anyone ever run into this problem? If so, what was the fix? It sounds as if it should be a straightforward ignition switch replacement. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Has there been a break in attempt?

Consider the possibility that the ignition key cylinder is broken. If so, it's a realitively easy fix. A lock smith can get your Girl back on the road in no time.

If on the other hand the plastic piece between the ignition key and the ignition switch is broken, many ppl will tell you it's easier to replace the entire steering column with a salvage yard unit.

Try car-part.com for some sample prices from yards in your area.

If this were my car, I would call the lock smith and let them look at it. If it's the key tumbler then a lock smith is in a better position to re-key a new unit.

If the damage is more serious, the lock smith will be able to tell you.

Good luck.

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Quick update....spent all day yesterday dismantling the steering column. The problem was that the pin from the ignition linkage fell out. Since this pin engages the second linkage in a crescent shaped slot (to allow for the adjustable steering), the actual ignition switch was no longer being activated. I replaced the pin and everything is good to go. Thanks for looking.


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