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PTC IGNITION TURN PROBLEM

 
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Old 19 Dec 2013, 01:00 pm
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Default PTC IGNITION TURN PROBLEM

Hi PTC friends,

I drive a 2002, 2.0L Automatic LE PTC with 152200 kilometers on the clock.

Yesterday I felt the key seems to be in a slightly different angle when I switch o ff the car.

This afternoon I came from town, parked the car infront of the car port but when I started the car again the key just turn losely in the ignition as if something inside the ignition has came lose (like a spring which has losened at one end).

At the moment the switch became faulty the ignition has turned far enough to be in the on position as a result the blower was blowing and I could not switch it off so I rather disconnected my battery (positive) to safe it from draining.

What can I do, I can't go anywhere and here comes the holidays and my birth day on the 24th..... ha-ha-ha

Merry xMast to all PTC. bros & sizzas

Stan from SA
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Old 19 Dec 2013, 01:49 pm
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Default Re: PTC IGNITION TURN PROBLEM

you need this:

Ignition Switch Actuator Pin Assembly

it's common. i paid ~$25 for mine

to get it out you''ll need a phillips screwdriver and you'll also need a "security torx bit set", they have a hole drilled in the center- i got mine at the local hardware store for $13.
http://www.newark.com/productimages/...US/4424491.jpg
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Old 07 Jan 2014, 10:47 am
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Default Re: PTC IGNITION TURN PROBLEM

Thank you Rob342, the ignition switch had something which is alluminium like which broke hence there not being the spring effect to turn the switch.

I had a auto friend removed the cover so that I could drive around using a screw driver, very inconvenient but atleast I could go some places over xmast and new year.

Thanks alot for the video link it realy seems so practical

Regards
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