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Unread 01-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Ignition Switch Actuator Pin PROBLEMS

Hey guys,

I am borrowing my brother's '01 Wrangler while he is off in the military. I started having the symptoms of the actuator pin failure and read up on these great forums and ordered the part from Autozone. I watched the Dorman video 3 times and the installation went smoothly until I tried to start the jeep after reassembly. The key will no longer turn in the ignition!

I had the key in the run position the entire time, and I turned it several times before I put the actuator pin assembly back on the end. Now I can't get the key to turn at all! Nor can I get the assembly back off the end!

Is there any way i can get this thing back apart? I have to get this thing running! I can NOT afford a dealership. $40 for the part was stretching it.

Please help. You guys are good, I am sure someone has had this issue before. Thanks much in advance.

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Unread 01-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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I had this issues when I did mine a week ago. When i did mine, The key would also not go in all the way so I tapped the key into the ignition very lightly with a hammer. After I did that it was a little stiff and after a couple days it is back to the way it should be.
If I where you I would double check that the key is sliding all the way in.
Good luck
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Unread 01-18-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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It could be the opposite of what happened to this poster. The center plastic rod that runs through the center of the assembly hangs up. If it is “in” too far the key in warning stays on, I assume as stated by inthefeildjr that it can be “out” too far & keep the key out a little too far.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ig.../#post13989558
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Unread 01-18-2013, 11:47 PM   #4
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My mistake, I should have been more specific in my case it felt more like the ignition lock cylinder was stuck or frozen not the rod its self.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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Thanks guys!! that was it! i needed to smack the key all the way in! OMG you are my heroes. I was seriously stressing out.

I knew I could count on you guys here in the forums. Again, thank you so much!
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Unread 01-24-2013, 06:54 AM   #6
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Hey Eusabian, where did you find your new parts? Did you get the whole actuator assembly? I have the very same problem with the broken pin, and I have had no luck finding a replacement! Do you still have the URL and part numbers?

Thanks!

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Unread 01-24-2013, 06:58 AM   #7
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Hey Eusabian, where did you find your new parts? Did you get the whole actuator assembly? I have the very same problem with the broken pin, and I have had no luck finding a replacement! Do you still have the URL and part numbers?

Thanks!

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Unread 01-24-2013, 11:42 AM   #8
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Try these & here is a link showing what you get.

Dorman-924-704 NAPA 620-1414

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ig.../#post13985726
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Unread 01-24-2013, 01:52 PM   #9
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Awesome! Thanks dude!

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Unread 11-03-2014, 04:56 PM   #10
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ok since I have replaced the ignition switch, lock cylinder ,pin actuator and I can put key in and get beeping noise then nothing! no lights wont even think of starting?what am I missing here?have 12.33 volts at battery is it in the multi function switch???? am at a loss!loyal 97 tj owner since I bought it in the same year with 6 miles on it !
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Unread 01-15-2015, 08:00 AM   #11
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Hi there. I have problem.

5 days ago i stopped for fuel, came back and my WJ did not start. It worked on 3rd try. Drove the car for 4 days. And in the morning after a cold night, it worked, i drove for 5 minutes, then i stopped it for 5minutes and when i got back to car it did not word anymore. The inside lights, headlights are ok, tried new battery but did not work. There comes a sound from frond fuse box. My friends says selonoid gives a sound too. Could it be the ignition switch actuator problem? Or starter motor?

Thanks.
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Unread 01-15-2015, 05:58 PM   #12
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You might want to ask your question over here http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/ ...
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Unread 01-17-2015, 04:45 AM   #13
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AH sorry. By the way i solved the problem. Hit the starting motor below with a hummer and it worked
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Unread 01-17-2015, 03:20 PM   #14
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AH sorry. By the way i solved the problem. Hit the starting motor below with a hummer and it worked
You gave your starter motor a hummer?...
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Unread 01-17-2015, 03:23 PM   #15
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AH sorry. By the way i solved the problem. Hit the starting motor below with a hummer and it worked
Classic symptom of needed a new starter.
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