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Unread 02-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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strange request

Ok so like the title says I have a strange request. Early this morning my zj was broken into, luckily nothing was taken,must have been some complete idiots as I had 2 12" subs with a 2000 watt amp all my tools my wildland gear which I had just purchased the day before but the only thing broken was the driver side window and the ignition switch is torn to sh*t. Here's where the strange request comes in (and please if you have the answer please pm me don't post on here) why question is how do I get it started? Hot wire it? And if so how and what's the easiest way. I already have a new one ordered but I work tonight at 7 and my zj is my only transportation. Any help is greatly appreciated
Thanks, Jorge


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Unread 02-09-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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you won't get it out of park or the steering unlocked without being able to turn the tumbler.

can't really be hotwired.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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What do you have on order, it looks like a new ignition switch and a new lock cylinder would get you back on the road, probably too late now.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 11:12 AM   #4
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Looks like they ripped the tumbler out, so you should be able to use a screwdriver to operate the ignition switch just like your key would have done.
Once the switch moves from lock to ON the shifter and steering lock should work normally.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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Why did you have to order it? That is a common part that your local auto parts store ought to have.

You need one of these:
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...kee&vi=1182136

And one of these:
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...kee&vi=1182136
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Christopher Dorner doesn't know how to steal a jeep!
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Unread 02-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot for the help guys
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Unread 02-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #8
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XJ's and ZJ's are hot for being stolen in SoCal right now
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Unread 02-10-2013, 02:36 PM   #9
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I've heard of the wranglers being stolen in socal too. just a shame
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Ick, move to the other side of 101 and you'll have fewer problems like that
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Unread 02-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #11
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Ick, move to the other side of 101 and you'll have fewer problems like that
Yea tell me about it haha
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looks like you got a free pipe wrench though? i guess thats the bright side
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Unread 02-10-2013, 08:16 PM   #13
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looks like you got a free pipe wrench though? i guess thats the bright side
Yea free pipe wrench lol I wonder wat they used it for haha

On another note I put in the new lock switch in today, does any one know if it can be rekeyed to the original key or am I stuck carrying 2 different keys now?
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Yea free pipe wrench lol I wonder wat they used it for haha

On another note I put in the new lock switch in today, does any one know if it can be rekeyed to the original key or am I stuck carrying 2 different keys now?
A locksmith SHOULD be able to rekey the ignition.... SHOULD. I had a locksmith rekey all my 97 Taurus doors and ignition once... and that was with a Chip Key. So I'm sure they can do a plain ol key for the Jeep.

Just have to have proof that its yours of course..

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Unread 02-10-2013, 08:45 PM   #15
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I've heard of the wranglers being stolen in socal too.
i didn't want to know that, **** it. i'll just be keeping an extra eye out on it and an ear open while i sleep.
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