PT Cruiser, 2001 - 2005

Ignition Switch

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
The ignition switch attaches to the lock cylinder housing on the end opposite the lock cylinder.

  1. Remove the air cleaner lid, disconnect the inlet air temperature sensor and makeup air hose.
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  3. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
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  5. Place key cylinder in RUN position. Through the hole in the lower shroud, depress lock cylinder retaining tab and remove key cylinder.
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  7. Remove upper and lower shrouds from steering column.
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  9. Disconnect electrical connectors from ignition switch.
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  11. Remove the 2 screws on the top of the multi-function switch and relocate.
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  13. Remove ignition switch mounting screw with a #10 Torx® bit.
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  15. Pull ignition switch from steering column.
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To install:

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Fig. Installation of the ignition switch



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Fig. Ignition switch mounting screw

  1. Ensure the ignition switch is in the RUN position and the actuator shaft in the lock housing is in the RUN position.
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  3. Carefully install the ignition switch. The switch will snap over the retaining tabs.
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  5. Install mounting screw.
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  7. Install electrical connectors to ignition switch.
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  9. Install the multi-function switch and tighten the 2 screws.
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  11. Install upper and lower shrouds.
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  13. Install key cylinder (cylinder retaining tab will depress only in the RUN position).
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  15. Connect negative cable to battery.
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  17. Install the air cleaner lid, connect the inlet air temperature sensor and makeup air hose.
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  19. Check for proper operation of ignition switch and key-in warning switch.
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