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Old 18 Jul 2016, 11:42 am
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Default Ignition key holder won't turn back

My ignition key holder on my 01 PT won't turn back into auxillary position it'll crank forward but not back like before? Anyone ever have this?
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Old 18 Jul 2016, 12:41 pm
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Default Re: Ignition key holder won't turn back

It sounds like you key and/or ignition switch have some wear. Have you tried jiggling the key while turning back to the left?
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Old 18 Jul 2016, 01:02 pm
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You might try having a new key made from the VIN, NOT the old key. The old key could be worn and not making complete contact with the tumblers.
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Old 18 Jul 2016, 01:31 pm
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If you have a security key with the grey head on it, you can tape the old key near the ignition switch and get a cheap key made, probably at the dealer from the vin, or even a chance online.
No need to spend Big $ at the dealer.
Most likley problem is tumbler in ignition needs lubed. A little spray with graphite may do the trick before you get to aggressive and cause damage.
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Joe has a good point. I currently have my transponder key zip tied to the module under the plastic steering wheel cover. This way, I can use the cheap keys I had cut from Walmart. Both my son and I have been using these keys for about a year now.
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