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Replace the ignition switch and lock cylinder on 2001 Dodge pick up

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Replace the ignition switch and lock cylinder on 2001 Dodge pick up
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mopar Certified replied 5 years ago.
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The ignition key must be in the key cylinder for cylinder removal.

  1. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
  2. If equipped with tilt column, remove tilt lever by turning it counterclockwise.
  3. Remove upper and lower covers (shrouds) from steering column
  4. If equipped with automatic transmission, place shifter in PARK position.
  5. A retaining pin is located at side of key cylinder assembly.
    1. Rotate key to RUN position.
    2. Press in on retaining pin while pulling key cylinder from ignition switch

  6. Remove the key lock cylinder.
  7. Remove the three ignition mounting screws
  8. Gently pull the switch away from the column.
  9. Disconnect the electrical connector
  10. Disconnect the halo lamp wiring connector
Installation is simply the reverse of the removal procedure.
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