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Unread 10-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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rewiring ignition

I have a 06 Wrangler Unlimited and my ignition is busted.... One day it wouldn't start so I went through the whole list of what it could be... starter, battery, plugs, wires, etc.... so ended up being the ignition actuator pin. so replace it and it did work for a few minutes then the lock cylinder locked up and will not stay unlocked.... so the current issue is this....

I just use the jeep for recreational purposes now and would like to rewire the ignition to just be a switch. I don't want to buy a new cylinder which would mean I would need two keys.. one to start and one for everything else. I am an amature with wiring but can follow direction... is this something that can be done? I was hoping to just add a rocker switch to the middle counsel (already need to add one to rewire the fog lights). Thanks for any help you can give!

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Unread 10-09-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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I get what you are trying to do but in the long run this may be a better solution. No need for 2 keys. I copied this from somewhere & notice it says to 2005 so check that but there are very few differences from 05 to 06 so I would almost bet it will work for your 06. It's a little more complicated than using 2 switches (1 to start & 1 for everything else). There are multiple circuits with different parameters. If you want to go that way & do it properly it is best to use 4 switches & I could find a post where I advised on how to do it & it worked, but believe me it will be easier to swap the switch.

Ignition Key Lock Cylinder repair kit

Dorman Ignition Key Lock Cylinders 924-703

Replaces OEM Part Number: Chrysler 5083915AB

Beginning Year: 1998
Ending Year: 2005

Key cylinder replacement, keying to rest of locks
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Unread 10-18-2013, 10:47 PM   #3
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I'll give it a shot! Thanks!
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