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Old 29 Sep 2015, 03:09 pm
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I have a 2007 that recently has been giving me starting problems. When turning the key it won't make a noise unless I fiddle around and hit the "sweet spot", then it starts.

Would this mean I need a new ignition switch and if so would that mean I need a new key as well or can it be just the switch?
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Old 29 Sep 2015, 07:51 pm
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Default Re: starting problems

Its very hard to tell you what the problem is without being there to see it.

Its possible your cylinder is bad,the ignition actuator is bad, or the pin broke between the cylinder and the ignition actuator.

Do you have a lot of keys on your key ring when you are starting your PT Cruiser?

Is there a lot of wear on the key you are using to start the PT Cruiser?

Does the red security light turns OFF 1-2 seconds after key is turned to ON position?

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Old 30 Sep 2015, 02:14 am
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My 06 started to momentarily shut down while driving and then completely gave up even trying to start. I remove the remote alarm/remote start that was on the car before I purchased it and now the red security light is blinking.
Before removing the alarm/remote start If I lifted the key and pushed in it would kick the starter but just for a tenth of a second.

Sorry not meaning to hyjack.
I bought a yard steering column so I could change the complete lock cylinder, ( maybe the complete replacement of the steering column) if the security reprogramming doesn't work.
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Old 30 Sep 2015, 09:23 am
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What cylinder might be bad?
I don't have a lot of keys on the ring usually on or 2 extra. The key doesn't look worn and I have tried both keys I have.
Not sure about the red lights. The car is currently at a vacation home on a trickle charger. Lights worked fine and when it started it all worked fine. I put a new starter in lest year.
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Old 30 Sep 2015, 10:13 am
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What cylinder might be bad?
I don't have a lot of keys on the ring usually on or 2 extra. The key doesn't look worn and I have tried both keys I have.
Not sure about the red lights. The car is currently at a vacation home on a trickle charger. Lights worked fine and when it started it all worked fine. I put a new starter in lest year.
I had this problem in a high miler. Turned out it Wes the actuated
, the part on the left end of the switch. That the wires plug into. Worn just enough to not make contact with the key. Worked out of the car. Replaced and worked great. Can be had on eBay new under twenty bucks. Last I looked more like $15 shipped. After ten moving the column cover. Remove this and turn it manually. Bet it will start. If so just get you one. If the rod was broken it would never even try. My key was so worn out I could remove while running. But that part fixed it anyway. You can always get the Rodin pin too it's probably cheap to and have both when you show up. As link as the key operated the cylinder. Your good on that. Maybe some one can post a link on eBay for these two parts.
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I had this problem in a high miler. Turned out it Wes the actuated
, the part on the left end of the switch. That the wires plug into. Worn just enough to not make contact with the key. Worked out of the car. Replaced and worked great. Can be had on eBay new under twenty bucks. Last I looked more like $15 shipped. After ten moving the column cover. Remove this and turn it manually. Bet it will start. If so just get you one. If the rod was broken it would never even try. My key was so worn out I could remove while running. But that part fixed it anyway. You can always get the Rodin pin too it's probably cheap to and have both when you show up. As link as the key operated the cylinder. Your good on that. Maybe some one can post a link on eBay for these two parts.
The first gen is different from the second gen 06 up. I had mine apart once before and could not find a way to release the key cylinder. If the complete key cylinder housing has to be removed you need to remove the steering wheel and also have a set of 5 star torx with security.
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The first gen is different from the second gen 06 up. I had mine apart once before and could not find a way to release the key cylinder. If the complete key cylinder housing has to be removed you need to remove the steering wheel and also have a set of 5 star torx with security.
You remove the key cylinder the same methiod as the first gen. Key in turn to the run position ingauge the release pin on the bottom of the actuater housing. It's the only way to remove the cylinder.
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Old 30 Sep 2015, 11:56 pm
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You remove the key cylinder the same methiod as the first gen. Key in turn to the run position ingauge the release pin on the bottom of the actuater housing. It's the only way to remove the cylinder.
I'll try again, soon as it stops raining. Thanks
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Old 02 Oct 2015, 04:04 am
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Default Re: starting problems

I am 2nd gen and also cannot just easily remove the ignition.... I replaced the ignition switch but now am having (security module) problems, yeah i completely broke that crap with all the red wiring and everything... is there a fix to bypass this issue?
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