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Old 20 Nov 2016, 06:21 pm
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2001 PT Cruiser Limited. Aprox 65,000 miles. Key will not shut off engine! As this was happening the Check engine light came on?? After trying for about 10 mins., I was able to turn it off. By this point I began to unhook the battery as it was running in garage. Tried the other key,same thing, will not shut off!! Any Ideas??? I know the multi-switch was acting up a couple of years back so I don't have fog lights etc. I was going to replace it but never got around to it. Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 20 Nov 2016, 06:26 pm
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There's been some problems reported with the ignition switch.
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Old 20 Nov 2016, 06:44 pm
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You very likely need a new "ignition switch actuator"
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Old 20 Nov 2016, 06:46 pm
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Here: ignition switch wont turn to start postion

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Old 20 Nov 2016, 07:18 pm
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Thanks Guy's, Good thing it happened at home. Ignition switch actuator? Sounds like If I had some time and patience I could fix myself. Afraid to take it to the dealer but it sounds like I might have to! I work as a shuttle driver for Volvo and I see how they rip people off every day and I really feel for the customers!! Ykes!
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The dealer will sell you a new column, not just the $34 part. You can do it at home.
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Thanks Guy's, Good thing it happened at home. Ignition switch actuator? Sounds like If I had some time and patience I could fix myself. Afraid to take it to the dealer but it sounds like I might have to! I work as a shuttle driver for Volvo and I see how they rip people off every day and I really feel for the customers!! Ykes!
if you can't help yourself you shouldnt be asking on an internet forum just get the work done at a dealer
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Thanks Guy's, Good thing it happened at home. Ignition switch actuator? Sounds like If I had some time and patience I could fix myself. Afraid to take it to the dealer but it sounds like I might have to! I work as a shuttle driver for Volvo and I see how they rip people off every day and I really feel for the customers!! Ykes!
Maybe you might have a friend who knows of a good reliable mechanic who works on PT Cruisers.
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if you can't help yourself you shouldnt be asking on an internet forum just get the work done at a dealer
SERIOUSLY???? What the hell kind of a response is that?? You have been a member on this forum for over a year, would have to assume you know how these automobile internet forums kinda work?? People ask questions when they have a problem with their car they can't figure out..... then others provide responses usually "helping" the individual asking the question get pointed in the direction of a resolution to their problem or issue.... pretty much how it works.
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