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Unread 09-26-2010, 05:27 PM   #1
BigFatDummyHead
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Work-around for broken ignition, but should I replace steering column still?

98 TJ was stolen/recovered. Eventually the steering column ignition switch pin broke. Rather than replace entire steering column, I rigged a work-around switch and all is good.

My concern: Is there any way that the broken ignition part might cause steering problems later down the road?

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Unread 09-26-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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That piece can be replaced without buying a new column. Try D A V E Y S J E E P S . C O M - Specializing in Jeeps & Jeep Parts they have the part. Some one else posted that Cherokees use the same piece, I can't confirm that it's true.
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Unread 09-26-2010, 07:56 PM   #3
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I got the ignition working well without replacing the part (bypassed with a switch), just wondering if the piece that broke is an essential part of the steering column. I don't care about the ignition anymore, but don't want my steering ruined if I leave that part unfixed.
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Unread 09-26-2010, 09:40 PM   #4
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It shouldn't bother anything steering-wise, but it's nice to have anyway. I got mine from the junkyard for 15 dollars. I will confirm for a previous poster Cherokees are adequate donors. Any TJ 97-06 shoudl work as well.
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Unread 09-27-2010, 10:38 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input, Matts. Piece of mind is had. -Mike
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Unread 09-28-2010, 01:25 PM   #6
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OP, is there anyway I could get a rundown on how you bypassed the ignition pin? I have the same problem with mine, and I don't feel like getting a whole new steering column.

I don't think it should cause any problems with the steering down the road, since the only broken piece goes directly into the Ignition switch.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 09:38 AM   #7
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Op any info on how you did this?
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