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If anything it's probably not the ignition switch but the ignition lock cylinder or the rod between the two. Give me a second, I want to see what that involves.
Actually there is no rod, the ignition switch isn't down on the bottom of the steering column. In fact it is on the opposite side of the ignition lock cylinder.
A tab on the ignition switch indexes to a notch in the lock cylinder housing.
That leads me to ask, has the switch or lock cylinder just been removed/replaced?
Also, a slot in the end of the ignition switch fits over the shaft in the end of the lock cylinder housing. Use the ignition key to rotate the lock cylinder to align the ignition switch with lock cylinder housing. Insert ignition switch into lock housing until locking tabs are seated into openings on lock housing.
I am just reading and giving you what I read. I'll see if there are any tsb's on this.
I would start disassembling both the ignition switch then lock cylinder and see if anything is broken or misaligned.
I'll get you the instructions on both.
I would try another key first if you have it but it sounds to me as though you may have been correct though.
Here are the instructions for 2005 Chrysler 300 Ignition Switch & Lock Cylinder, Removal & Installation and 2005 Chrysler 300 Ignition Switch, Removal & Installation
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