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Unread 12-03-2007, 12:12 PM   #1
taylodp
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Ignition Switch Replacement

I have a 2000 4 cylinder. I have to replace the ignition switch. Can someone let me know the steps involved?

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Unread 12-04-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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Unread 12-04-2007, 04:57 PM   #3
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i did a write up a while back to fix a problem i had, so this might help you out.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ignition-cylinder-prob-fix-write-up-472944/

you may need to do some other steps, but this should get you started
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Unread 12-04-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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It would be helpful to get a FSM (Factory Service Manual). Even a PDF version for reference. . . . which is what I'm reading the following off of, this is for a 2001 TJ:

Ignition Switch Removal
The ignition key must be in the key cylinder for cylinder removal. The key cylinder must be removed first before removing ignition switch.
  1. Remove key cylinder. (refer to 19 - STEERING / COLUMN / LOCK CYLINDER HOUSING - REMOVAL).
  2. Remove lower steering column cover screws and remove cover.
  3. Remove the multi-function switch.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector at the rear of the ignition switch.
    Remove the ignition switch mounting screw (Fig 7). use tamper proof torx bit to remove the screw.
    Pull the ignition switch straight out to remove from the locking tabs (Fig 8).



Ignition Switch Installation
The ignition key must be in the key cylinder for the cylinder installation. The key cylinder must be aligned with the ignition switch for installation.
  1. Before installing ignition switch, rotate the slot in the switch to the ON position (Fig 9).
  2. Connect the electrical connector to rear of ignition switch. Make sure that locking tab is fully seated into wiring connector.
  3. Position the switch tothe column and install tamper proof screw. Tighten screw to 26 in lb.).
  4. Test the operation of the lock sylinder for smooth rotating.
  5. Install the multi-function switch.
  6. Install steering column lower cover.



There are several diagrams that go with the instructions. Again, helpful to get the FSM.
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Unread 04-29-2010, 07:07 AM   #5
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Hi,

I just bought a wrangler SE 1997 and I have what seems to be a ignition switch problem.

Description:
When I put the key in on (or accessory), the wiper / (some of the emergency lights) /direction lights / radio do not go online. If I move the key in the cylinder a bit sometimes all the systems goes online. But it usually does not stay for long.

Similar problem that I found on this site:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tu...switch-613435/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/t...t-work-284617/
...

Problem:
I look at the diagram in my FSM and everything is connected to the ignition switch.

Does that seem like a realistic diagnosis of the problem? A the correct fix to change the ignition switch.

If where would be the best place to order on to get it on Saturday? I need to get my inspection done next week and no direction light won't do.

Additional question: Do I need any special tool or screwdrivers are all I need? I just move in the US so I don't have a proper toolbox yet. But I have a wrangler so it ain't too bad

Thanks for the help.
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Unread 04-29-2010, 11:15 AM   #6
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I wanted to order the switch online but I can only find one compatible for an automatic transmission...

So I will stop by my local NAPA for this Store Locator | NAPA Online

For the ones who changed this switch once. How long does it take to be finished with the repair?

My question on the necessary tool is still standing. I see that I need a pin to remove the key cylinder. Can a small pin do the trick?

Cheers!
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Unread 02-25-2013, 11:55 PM   #7
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Anyone do this?
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