2002 Dodge Caravan ignition switch stuck

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
My 2002 Dodge Caravan ignition switch is stuck preventing it from starting. It was been doing this periodically, but I've been able to turn the key over (upside down), jiggle it, etc. And it will turn. This time not. Perhaps it has something to do w/ the temp outside (-20). Any ideas out there? Thanks.
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Saturday, January 17th, 2009 AT 12:18 PM

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If you cannot get the key to the RUN position you will have to drill it out i'm afraid !!

IGNITION SWITCH & LOCK CYLINDER
Removal
Disconnect negative battery cable.
Remove steering column cover retaining screws.
Remove parking brake release cable from handle.
Remove screws holding steering column shrouds and remove lower shroud.
Place key cylinder in RUN position. Depress lock cylinder retaining tab and remove key cylinder. See Fig. 5 .
Remove ignition switch mounting screw with a No. 10 Torx(R) tamper proof bit.
Depress retaining tab and gently pry ignition switch from steering column.
Disconnect electrical connectors from ignition switch and remove switch.
Fig. 5: Removing Lock Cylinder
Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/266999_lock_8.jpg



Installation
Ensure the ignition switch is in the RUN position and the actuator shaft in the lock housing is in the RUN position.
Install electrical connectors to ignition switch.
Carefully install the ignition switch. The switch will snap over the retaining tabs. Install mounting screws.
Install upper and lower shrouds.
Install key cylinder (cylinder retaining tab will depress only in the RUN position).
Connect negative cable to battery.
Check for operation of ignition switch and key-in warning switch.
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 9:25 PM

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