Ignition switch actuator pin. Napa PN is 6201414. The MFR part number is 924-704 (Dorman) thanks user "countdingo" for looking this up
Here is a quick vid on a Plymouth neon that had a no start issue, turned out to be a broken mechanism for the ignition switch; in this clip I will be removing the multifunction switch, therefore that will be covered as well. the dodge neon uses the same process
if your Car/Truck Key won't turn, here is a Quick fix -UNCUT
If your key won't turn or is stuck, no matter how much you wiggle it, turn
the steering wheel, or press the brake, then you might want to try this.
But use as a last resort, at your own risk.
This is pretty common in Jeeps, at first my key wont turn in the ignition,
but if I wiggling it a little it will eventually work. I have been doing
this for over a year now. Until today, no matter how much I wiggle the key,
turn the steering wheel, press the brake, it will not turn. I'm totally
So I did some research and found out that it is the lock cylinder that has
gone bad and I need to have a local locksmith replace it at a cost of about
$120 in parts and $50 in labor. Another option is to tow it to a Jeep
dealer and pay over $900 for a entire steering column.
You can just take a hammer or rubber mallet and hit the end of the key,
this will bent the copper latch piece allowing you to start your jeep.
some ppl have asked to send me a donation for helping them out, thanks all:
Dodge neon wont start
Wondering what is causing my 2000 dodge neon not to start. It gives a click
then acts as though it will start but no go! Not even a rev. I've changed
the camshaft position sensor (CPS) by suggestion of the clerk at o'riellys
auto parts. It also was having trouble shifting so I guess I see why he
suggested it. Now I just have the issue of not starting in the first place.
It's very intermittent and will start on occasion a few times in a row then
starts over with the same no crank no start scenario. Ive taken the starter
out and had it checked at autozone and it passed. A few times. I brushed
off the terminal bolt and made sure everything was tip top with the battery
terminals. Any ideas would be helpful!!
Oh! And hen I did the key dance the OBD codes I got were p1684 and p1685.
The first one is disconnected battery removing the starter and replacing
the CPS) the second came up as SKIM key incorrect. I still don't get i
How to get your key out of the ignition if it gets stuck
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How to get your keys out of the ignition if they get stuck
Keys stuck in the ignition
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No Crank Diagnosis (how to troubleshoot starting system problems)
2000 Dodge Neon Case Study. This video contains theory and operation of the
starting system as well as troubleshooting on the vehicle. Even though this
is a vehicle specific case study, the information in this video is useful
for troubleshooting all starting systems.
No Crank, No Start Diagnosis - EricTheCarGuy
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Whenever you have a no start condition when attempting to start your
vehicle it's important to make the distinction between "no crank, no start"
and "crank, no start" situations as they are treated differently. This
video covers what I do when confronted with a 'no crank, no start'
situation and in this case it's a worst case scenario so be sure to watch
till the end.
Starter diagnosis video
No start basics video
Parasitic draw video
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Ford, 10-cut ignition removal and new ignition installation process. All
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1993 Toyota Celica Ignition Cylinder Removal and Car Start without key
How to remove a stuck frozen ignition lock cylinder on a 1993 Toyota
Celica, and then start the car, even without a key. The key (or any copies
I had) would actually not turn in the ignition AT ALL. This probably
applies to many makes/models from this era. Try these things before
attempting to drill:
1) Tap key with rubber mallot (see vid in description)
2) Have a new key cut by dealer according to VIN number.
3) Drill baby drill as shown here! Then start with pliers (see 5:45)
If you do try this method, please let me know how it works out for you!
If you can already get the key to turn to the Accessory (Acc) position,
please see the first linked video down below.
Comments/questions/death threats always welcome!
*DISCONNECT BATTERY BEFORE STARTING*
***YOU DO NOT WANT AN AIR BAG TO OPEN IN YOUR FACE WHILE YOU ARE
- Good source of light.
- drill with drillbit
- needle-nose and/or flat nose pliers
- compressed air (optional)
I am not a 'car guy' nor am I a professional locksmith. This is me showing
what worked (surprisingly!) well for me in a given situation. Your mileage
BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS, try turning the steering wheel back and forth and
turning the key. Also (if possible), try jacking the car up to relieve
pressure on the front axle if possible, then wiggling the key back and
forth. Otherwise, if you can't even get the key to turn to the accessory
position, this video may be for you for you! If you can get it to the
accessory position, see the first video linked to below.
I have already removed all the plastic pieces on the dashboard by using a
philips screwdriver by the time this video is taken.
Other videos I found helpful / interesting during this processes:
*NEW for 2014*: Rubber Mallot method:
'98 Camry ignition cylinder replacement (if you can get to the ACC
position, use this!):
'96-01 4Runner igition clyinder removal (almost like my instructions,
except he could already get the key to the accessory position):
Saturn Ignition Cylinder removal (pretty good!):
Rekeying a lock cylinder (1993 Dodge Durango - not applicable really, but