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Old 24 Jan 2012, 05:15 pm
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I searched around this forum but haven't found a problem exactly like what I'm experiencing. Hopefully someone can help.

Last night my car decided to not start. I thought it might be the battery so I checked all the cables. When I reattached everything the dome lights in the car were working along with the dash; however, a bunch of weird things happened as well.

The red alarm indicator is flashing (I don't have an alarm)
The check engine light is on
The check oil light is on
The radio clock is lit up and the radio is working

This is all WITHOUT the key in the ignition. Putting the key in and turning it makes absolutely no difference. I cannot make the lights go out when I remove the key and I cannot make the car even attempt to start.

Any ideas?
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 05:29 pm
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Default Re: 2005 PT Cruiser Not Starting

I believe the first thing you should do is :

INTRODUCE YOURSELF before you consider getting an answer from this forum

That's the polite way to do it Didn't anybody teach you any manners?

That's just my opinion
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 06:11 pm
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Default Re: 2005 PT Cruiser Not Starting

My apologies.

My name is Mike. I'm a teacher/musician and my car is broken, lol. I enjoy basketball and playing Minecraft.

Nice to meet you.
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 06:12 pm
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Default Re: 2005 PT Cruiser Not Starting

Much better
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 06:17 pm
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Ok,now down to business.... to me it sounds like an ignition switch...
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 06:19 pm
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Default Re: 2005 PT Cruiser Not Starting

Yep it really sounds like it...read this

Ignition Switch Malfunction/Actuator Pin
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 06:59 pm
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Default Re: 2005 PT Cruiser Not Starting

An Innocent looking thing isn't it?
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 08:35 pm
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Default Re: 2005 PT Cruiser Not Starting

Yeah, that sounds almost exactly like what's going on. I had a suspicion that that's what it was. From the linked post it looks like it might be something I can fix myself. That is AWESOME.

Thank you.
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 10:01 pm
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Let us know if that fixes it , OK?
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Old 27 Jan 2012, 03:42 pm
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Default Re: 2005 PT Cruiser Not Starting

Got it all fixed. It was the ignition cylinder I believe it's called. It's basically a stupid little plastic part that the key goes into and it was cracked. Anyway, thanks again for the help.
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