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2003 pontiac aztek: tumbler..ignition switch..engage..starter

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I have a 2003 pontiac aztek. the tumbler would not turn so we replaced the ignition switch and tumber, now the key will turn, turning on all the lights and radio but will not engage the starter?

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Make sure you got the ignition lock cylinder & rack assembly properly matched up so that the turning of the switch has a full stroke,should be spring loaded at the starter position so it will not stay in that position when let go of.Make sure the ignition switch is properly adjusted to engage starter at the end of the lock cylinder turn.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
so it would just be an 'adjustment' not a security feature or code or something?
With the ignition in the on position IF the security light is blinking,there is a problem / code set with the security.Check this.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the security light doesn't blink, only comes on with the series of lights like brakes and fuel etc. when key is turned to on position, it will turn all the lights on dash, then when you turn the key to the on position alll of the dash lights turn off and then springs back freely and all the lights come back on. It seems as though it turns foward enough, is it possible that it just needs 'adjusted' further so it can be turn more?
The adjustment is done at the ignition switch on the column mounting.Use a 12 volt test lamp to make sure the voltage is applied.
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