Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town n Country 1984-1995

Ignition Switch and Lock Cylinder Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




CAUTION
Disconnect and isolate the negative (ground) battery cable. This will disable the air bag system. Failure to disconnect the battery could result in accidental deployment and possible personal injury. Allow system capacitor to discharge for two minutes then begin air bag system component removal. Refer to Chassis Electrical for additional air bag system precautions and information.

1991-95 Models

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: Ignition switch screw removal-1991-95 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Key cylinder retaining pin-1991-95 models



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Fig. Fig. 3: Unseated key cylinder-1991-95 models



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Fig. Fig. 4: Key cylinder removed-1991-95 models



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Fig. Fig. 5: Ignition switch view from the column-1991-95 models



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Fig. Fig. 6: Ignition switch mounting pad-1991-95 models

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. If equipped with a tilt column, remove the tilt lever by turning it counterclockwise.
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  5. Remove the upper and lower covers from the column.
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  7. Remove the ignition switch mounting screws. Use a tamper proof Torx® bit Snap-on TTXR15A2, TTXR20A2 or equivalent to remove the screws.
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  9. Pull the switch away from the column, release the connector locks on the 7 terminal wiring connector, then remove the connector from the ignition switch.
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  11. Release the connector lock on the 4-terminal wiring connector, then remove the connector from the ignition switch.
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  13. To remove the key cylinder from the ignition switch:
    1. Turn the key to the LOCK position. Using a small screwdriver, depress the key cylinder retaining pin until it is flush with the key cylinder surface.
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    3. Rotate the key clockwise to the OFF position. The key cylinder will unseat from the ignition switch. When the key cylinder is unseated, it will be approximately 1 / 8 in. (3mm) away from the ignition switch halo light ring. DO NOT attempt to remove the key cylinder at this time.
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    5. With the key cylinder in the unseated position, rotate the key counterclockwise to the LOCK position and remove the key.
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    7. Remove the key cylinder from the ignition switch.To install:
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  15. Engage the electrical connectors to the ignition switch and make sure the switch locking tabs are fully seated.
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  17. Before attaching the ignition switch to a tilt steering column, the transmission shifter must be in the PARK position. Also the park lock dowel pin and the column lock flag must be properly indexed before installing the switch.
    1. Place the transmission shifter in the PARK position
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    3. Place the ignition switch in the LOCK position. The switch is in the lock position when the column lock flag is parallel to the ignition switch terminals.
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    5. Position the ignition switch park lock dowel pin so it will engage the steering column park lock slider linkage.
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    7. Apply a light coating of grease to the column lock flag and the park lock dowel pin.
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  19. Place the ignition switch against the lock housing opening on the steering column. Ensure that the ignition switch park lock dowel pin enters the slot in the park lock slider linkage in the steering column.
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  21. Install the ignition switch mounting screws, then tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
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  23. If the vehicle is equipped with a tilt steering column, install the tilt lever.
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  25. To install the ignition lock cylinder:
    1. With the key cylinder and the ignition switch in the LOCK position, insert the key cylinder into the ignition switch until it bottoms.
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    3. Insert the ignition key into the lock cylinder. While pushing the key cylinder in toward the ignition switch, rotate the ignition key until the end of travel.
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  27. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  29. Check for proper operation.
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