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The ignition switch is what is causing this.
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Okay, I guess i misunderstood you then. The key cylinder ans ignition switch are 2 different parts inside the steering column. if you replaced them both, then yes, you would be looking at the ICU.
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The key cylinder is NOT the ignition switch, the ignition switch is about a foot below that in the steering column. According to my database these are 2 separate components. If the ignition switch/electrical component is good, then consider the ICU and harness. Also, I will continue to assist you after my 5 star rating too.