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Old July 8th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ignition switch

Ignition switch in 2002 986 is broken. By broken I mean the car starts, but the key is hard to insert/remove and the wheel lock does not engage. It started doing this a couple of days ago and it appears the the final demise of the switch is soon at hand! . I have searched this site and others. Replacing the switch is obviously the answer. The sites I have visited seem to only deal with the replacement of the electrical portion of the switch. Tom M ( of this forum) mentioned in a post that he had these same symptoms and replaced the switch. Tom M. what exactly did you replace. Do you have part numbers, etc. Thanks for any help.

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Old July 9th, 2008, 04:59 AM   #2
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Can't be of much help as the dealer replaced mine as the last item I had done before the warranty expired the next day!

If you are just replacing the electrical portion you might look at the list of "similar threads" at the bottom of this thread to see if they help. Other than that I'd suggest checking over at renntech.org or see if Loren posts here.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #3
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Thanks Tom,
Guess I am relly not sure how much of the switch must be replaced. Will check other sites again. Thanks.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #4
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It sounds like you just need to do the electrical portion based on your description.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 07:57 AM   #5
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oldskuracer has the part maybe?

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Old July 11th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #6
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From ToolPants at Renntech. About post #9 it gets specific.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index...=ignition+lock
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Old August 29th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #7
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Ignition switch in 2002 986 is broken. By broken I mean the car starts, but the key is hard to insert/remove and the wheel lock does not engage. It started doing this a couple of days ago and it appears the the final demise of the switch is soon at hand! . I have searched this site and others. Replacing the switch is obviously the answer. The sites I have visited seem to only deal with the replacement of the electrical portion of the switch. Tom M ( of this forum) mentioned in a post that he had these same symptoms and replaced the switch. Tom M. what exactly did you replace. Do you have part numbers, etc. Thanks for any help.

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Hey - did you end up getting it fixed? Mine seems to be going out on my 2003 with 60,000 miles, the dealer in Rancho Mirage says that it is not unusual - I hope they can do it fast and that it won't cost too much! With mine, the key slips all around and I have to position it just so to get all the electrical stuff up (AC blower, headlights...) and when I take it out of the hole, I get the gong telling me that the key is still in.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #8
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Hey - did you end up getting it fixed? Mine seems to be going out on my 2003 with 60,000 miles, the dealer in Rancho Mirage says that it is not unusual - I hope they can do it fast and that it won't cost too much! With mine, the key slips all around and I have to position it just so to get all the electrical stuff up (AC blower, headlights...) and when I take it out of the hole, I get the gong telling me that the key is still in.
I ordered the switch from Autohaus AZ for about nine dollars and replaced it myself. Not really that hard to do. Dealer will "hurt" you with that repair. I was quoted $142.00 for the switch and 2 hours labor! Great instructions on this site.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:51 PM   #9
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