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post #1 of 12 Old 12-13-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Where is the ignition switch located? (2006 WK)

It looks like I need to replace my ignition switch due to all my dash lights quickly coming on and then going off. Where is this beast located??

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-13-2010, 04:59 PM
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Have you checked out the battery? Alot of times weird electrical problems are a sign the batt is on the way out....if youre still on your stock batt its probably about time anyways.

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post #3 of 12 Old 12-13-2010, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #4 of 12 Old 12-13-2010, 10:55 PM
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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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post #5 of 12 Old 12-14-2010, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #6 of 12 Old 12-14-2010, 09:57 AM
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Hey, I just uploaded a 10 page snippet of my service manual to my server so you can see how it all works. Check out this link.

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post #7 of 12 Old 12-14-2010, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Rwebber777, I'll print it out tonight.
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post #8 of 12 Old 12-15-2010, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #9 of 12 Old 09-09-2013, 04:06 PM
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Any word on this thread guys? I need to replace the ignition switch to...

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-09-2013, 07:06 PM
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I just did this and here's a write-up with part #'s.


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/2...stall-1572769/

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post #11 of 12 Old 09-28-2013, 09:40 AM
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Worked!

Follow DRCracker's link. Worked like a charm. Only cost $46.11 and 1 hour of my time.

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post #12 of 12 Old 09-29-2013, 08:02 PM
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Awesome thanks guys!

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