2006 WK ignition switch install;
After having intermittent failures in the ignition I decided to install the electrical part of the ignition switch.
Order the ignition switch from dealer or online, about $48.00.
Part number for mine was; 04685719AB
Pull the negative side of the battery if you like (I didn't).
Remove the surround for the ignition/key hole. It has tabs on left and right,
just pop it out, comes off easily.
Remove the dash surround for the guages, pops off, wedge fingers in the lateral sides of the guage cluster and pull straight back.
Lower the kickpanel, below steering wheel, on a hinge and just pops down.
Loosen, but don't remove the star screw at the bottom right of the guage cluster area.
Remove two star screws below ingition switch housing.
I pushed inward/toward front of WK on the two metal tabs below the seitch housing to loosen the housing from the dash. It takes some twisting and turning to monkey the switch housing out from behind the dash into the space below. In that position you can easily remove the wiring connector and switch. Remove the single star screw at the corner of the housing.
You will need to pinch the tabs on the main housing to remove the electrical switch. Comes off relatively easily. You may need to insert the key and rotate it to line up with the hole on the new switch.
Just reverse the procedure to reassemble.
I suggest testing the switch before wiggling it back in to place in the dash.
The small rectangular box to the right of the switch with the strange ring around the shaft of the switch appears to be the sensor for a chip in the key.
Costs about $120 and will need to be programmed to let your old key work with the sensor. Don't bother replacing that one, ask me how I know. Trial and ERROR. After doing it a few times, the process took about 30 minutes.