2004 Chrysler Crossfire Q&A
2004 Chrysler Crossfire Question: Car will not start!
I took my crossfire into the dealership a couple of months ago and was advised that I would need a new central locking modular installed. I told that the car would be fine but I will not be able to use the key to lock and unlock the doors nor will the door lock switch work. Recently I went to my car and put the key in and it would not turn to the on position. The key will not do anything. The car still has power as the lights and everything still come on but I can not start the car. Does anyone know if the modular is causing this or if this is another issue. Thanks in advance! - Crossfire1
I sounds like your ignition key does not turn at all, correct? - that is usually a mechanical condition within the ignition lock cylinder caused by worn key or lock cylinder. If could also be possible that the steering wheel is turned to such a position that the steering wheel lock is causing the ignition lock cylinder to bind. If you can turn the steering wheel sightly in both directions then this is not your problem. Back to the key - if the key looks worn try another key if you have one. If not have a new key made from the factory codes - don't just copy the old worn out key. - Oakman
I have the same problem with mine, its a 2004 model. Just every once in awhile the ignition key wont turn. Doesnt matter what you try it just wont turn. Last time it took 45 mins of constant trying then it just turned. That was a month ago and havent had the problem again. I tried turning wheel and everything. If anyone knows anything about this please let me know. Thank you. - Kittidatt
Yes you need a new locking system. When Chrysler replaces the module, it comes with a key, but that key does not have the transponder to start the car, it only fits the lock. You have to use your old key or order a new one, $167 I believe. - Visitor
Had the same problem with my wife's car..2004 crossfire.. Take to dealer and have them replace the ignition switch, you'll be fine after that. - Visitor
Just had same condition. Chrysler saying they will pay for anew Power Control Module but I have to pay $1100 for a new Wirless Control Module. They wont explain, wondering if its a hidden recall? They cant explain why its failed or what causes it. Good Luck, did we get lemons that took 5 years to ripen? - Visitor
The same thing happened to me a few years ago. I tried for more than an hour to get the car started, ultimately called a tow truck. Took it to Chrysler, they didn't seem to know what happened. It hasn't happened again thankfully. Today I have a new issue. Someone vandalized the car - jammed something into the door lock cylinder. Needless to say the key doesn't work manually in the door any longer. The door lock mechanism on the dash works fine - both doors lock when it is engaged, and the doors lock automatically when I pull off to drive... The remote will not open doors - I replaced batteries, still nothing... Guess I'll have to replace the cylinder. - marciapearl
I had similar problem on and on until an expert advise me to put a new Relay engine and the part was only 160.00 dlls ( it is the part where all the fuses are locatediit is located by the passenger side - Visitor
i believe it is primarily a mechanical problem. i had the same problem. i removed the ignition switch and gutted it all except what i knew was needed to be there. i removed a switch that i think was for the wheel lock and i removed the lock. it was alot of work. drilling, sawing, hammering and just beating the hell out of it. after removing all unnecessary parts i reinstalled it. i noticed that the mechanism was still a little sticky but figured it would work. very rarely, it will need to wiggle it to get it to work but at least i dont' have to sit there wondering if i am going to have to call a tow. - eqwipman
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