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
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.
06 Laredo - 4x4 V6 - Stone White - Custom LED Cargo Area Lights, Lighted Visors Added - now at 49k miles
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Ick, move to the other side of 101 and you'll have fewer problems like that
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Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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..
Last edited by hezx; 02-10-2013 at 08:31 PM..