I bought the car 1.5 months ago and it has a newer looking CarQuest battery (and the dates aren't punched on top of the battery). I guess I could still have it checked. but I'd still like a location of the Ignition Switch.
Last edited by the_tenn_man; 12-13-2010 at 06:40 PM..
It's attached to the backside of the key-slot (if memory serves, been a while). Remove the cover under the steering wheel (right in front of your knees if sitting) and peek around, you should see it no problem. I picked my new one up for $47 at the dealer and the install took 45 minutes.
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I saw pictures of the Ignition Switch online and I took a hard glance under the dash and didn't see it, so it must be up higher and turned backwards, etc. If it took you 45 minutes it must be up and out of the way. Can I follow the wires from the key tumbler to it?
Well it's definitely the ignition switch (and not the battery). Last night while warming up the engine, I slightly pushed the key inward (towards the tumbler, there's a little play of about 1/16 inch) and all the dash lights lit up, tach & gas gauge died, blower motor died and then all went back to normal. The radio, headlights and engine were not affected. It did this every time I pushed the key inward. When I got home and the car was warm, it would not do it when I pushed the key inward. So maybe the heat expanded the components just enough to where there was no play where the tumbler connects to the switch.