PT Cruiser Forum  

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum


LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 19 Dec 2013, 01:00 pm
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Upington, South Africa
Posts: 22

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
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 19 Dec 2013, 01:49 pm
Veteran Cruiser
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: darien il
Posts: 4,592

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07 Jan 2014, 10:47 am
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Upington, South Africa
Posts: 22

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

Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Key won't turn in Ignition, Impossible to replace! s99 General PT Cruiser Discussions 11 22 May 2014 05:08 pm
Radio won't turn on when ignition is set to acc Perpetrator Sound and Security Forum 9 10 Mar 2011 05:48 pm
Ignition key will not turn buckeyeborne Tech & Performance Forum 4 07 Sep 2010 08:32 pm
Aftermarket radio wont turn on and off with ignition Samson Sound and Security Forum 8 23 Jan 2010 12:09 am
Key Won't Turn in Ignition twobits48 Tech & Performance Forum 6 29 Mar 2006 07:34 pm

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 pm.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.