My Jeep has about 78,000 miles on it, and I love it. It is a full-time 4WD, driven mostly on-the-road. )I don't get much time for camping anymore). My ignition switch has been giving me intermittent problems with my key (not my Wife's, which is the master key). Every now/then, when I put the key in, it won't turn. I have to jiggle it, play around with it, or sometimes give up and use my Wife's key to drive. Today it finally stopped working. Neither key will turn at all. Tried a little lube just to see if it would help, which it didn't. I removed the column covers, but cannot remove the ignition swith. The Immobilizer came out alright, as well as the plastic cover around the switch. All I can find holding the switch in is a detent, which does depress, but the switch won't come out. O cannot see any other screws/fasteners holding it in. The manual says to remove any, but none are visible, even with a light and mirror. Is there some special tool, or trick to getting this out so I can get it worked on, or replaced? Or once out, what can I do with it to get it working again?
Thursday, June 7th, 2007 AT 4:39 PM