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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: need to replace the ignition key cylinder

 

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vanlj, 5.2L V8, Cave Creek, AZ, January 16, 2014, 21:59
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does not work at all, turn the key and nothing happens

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    pushrod January 17, 2014, 01:35
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    If the key and lock cylinder turns like it should then you have another problem. Dead battery, poor connection or ignition (electrical) switch maybe. Also it is a possible starter problem. Any lights on dash light up with key on? Horn blow, headlights work?

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    vanlj, January 17, 2014, 04:49
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    no the dash lights do not come on and the steering wheel remains locked and headlights work

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    G. T. Service Center (4215 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG January 17, 2014, 06:20
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    Possible ignition switch. Those have an ignition box with gears in it, if that's bad it will not turn the switch.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13616 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 17, 2014, 06:28
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    also could be broken rack or rod in column.

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