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Old 07-23-2004, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got in my car the other day, and I tried to turn the key. Nothing happened. The key only turned almost to the first postition. If I hold the key as far as it will go the radio will come and stay on, and I'm able to honk the horn, if I turn it as far as it will go and let go, the radio will come on and go off. I've been doing some reading and I read about ignition switch problems, and even about ignition cylinders being replaced. If anyone has experienced this please help.

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minor thing, but possible.....did you try turning your steering wheel while turning your key?
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