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Old 22 Jul 2015, 05:25 pm
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Hello I am in need of desperate help. The other day my wife came home and could not get her car to turn off. I removed the key and it continued to run. Everything on the inside still has power, including the AC. The only thing that goes dead is the dash gauges and dash lights.
I've replaced the ignition switch and it continues to do the same. I've disconnected the top terminal to the alternator, and it doesn't turn off by the switch.
I have even taken a small screwdriver to manually crank the car and attempt to shut it down manually but still nothing.
I've attempted to take the key cylinder out, but can not find the release tab. It seems that the 2006 model is different in this area. Can anyone help or ever experienced this problem??
Also there is now a chime when I open the driver door, and the dash says key in ignition.....but it's not. Please help 😫😫😫😫😫😫
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Old 22 Jul 2015, 08:17 pm
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Default Re: My 2006 PT Cruiser will not turn off and has full power

I would suggest you check your Ignition Switch Actuator Pin.

Also when you have time introduce yourself to the forum. Tell us a little about your PT Cruiser.
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Old 23 Jul 2015, 05:44 am
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Default Re: My 2006 PT Cruiser will not turn off and has full power

When you turn the key make sure the switch itself is turning. Pull the wire connector to the switch to see if that works. If it still runs my guess is a short or a bad computer.
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Old 23 Jul 2015, 08:28 am
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Default Re: My 2006 PT Cruiser will not turn off and has full power

Hello friends, well there isn't any change to the current condition of the vehicle. I went to autozone last night and bought a repair manual that I thought would help. The manual takes me to where I currently am.
I'm attempting to remove the key cylinder from the lock cylinder housing, but I havnt had any luck. I can't seem to find the retaining tab.
Anyone know its exact location on a 2006 model?
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Old 23 Jul 2015, 08:44 am
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This video might help you. In 2006 the manufacture changed the design of the PT Cruiser so make sure you know if yours is the 1st or 2nd generation PT Cruiser.

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Old 23 Jul 2015, 09:59 am
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Default Re: My 2006 PT Cruiser will not turn off and has full power

I'm sorry, yes it is a 2nd generation 2006 touring edition
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Old 23 Jul 2015, 10:02 am
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Old 23 Jul 2015, 10:03 am
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Old 23 Jul 2015, 10:04 am
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Old 23 Jul 2015, 06:13 pm
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Has anyone ever removed the key cylinder from a similar vehicle??
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