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Old 26 Dec 2012, 09:13 pm
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Question actuator pin/ ignition barrel

Hi can any one help!
I have a UK spec 2002 2.0 ltd
I have been having intermitent trouble with the radio coming on when i turn the ignition on. Also the door open chimes somtimes fail to work .If i wiggle the key about i can get them going again. I have replaced the ignition switch which did not cure the problem this leaves the actuator pin or ignition barrel its a lottery of which to choose next. Anyone have any ideas. many thanks from UK cruiser Colin
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Old 27 Dec 2012, 12:25 am
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Default Re: actuator pin/ ignition barrel

I would also look into the wiring. I had some intermittent failures occuring with my PT, '06 GT 2.4l, and one day while driving I smelled smoke, pulled over and noticed the stereo was off and the power to my GPS was gone. Running from the ignition switch I had several wires melted together. No one at the dealership could come up with a reason why, so to this day I still don't have power at my cig lighter outlet, probably going to build out my own fused power link to it. When they changed out all the other wiring, everything else but the lighter worked fine.

Oh, forgot, they replaced the clockspring and the multi-function switch too, maybe that had something to do with it, but I don't know for sure.

Just read through the OEM service manual, if they don't install the new ignition switch with both it and the actuator lever in the "Run" position, they will not synchronize and may cause issues. There's other things that can be wrong according to the manual, I just don't have the time to go through that whole chapter...
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