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2000 996 - Ignition Switch


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Occasionally the ignition switch of my 911 gets stuck in the off position.. Trying to move the steering wheel does not seem to help. However, after playing with the key for a while I have always been able to eventually start the engine (at least, so far).

Any idea about what is causing the problem?

Thanks

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Phillip,

If I understand your problem: you insert your key, try to turn it but cannot. You wiggle the wheel, the key and finally the key turns and the car starts but it doesn't seem like wiggling the wheel really helps.

I've not had this problem but if I were troubleshooting this problem, I'd break it down as a) key, B) key slot and c) wheel lock mechanism. your description seems to preclude "c". I would then focus on a and b. if you haven't yet, try another key. does that help at all? if not, you focus should be on the key slot. perhaps lubricant will help (I'd do some searches to see what kind of lubricant is recommended)

good luck,

GA

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Thanks for the tips

Phillip,

If I understand your problem: you insert your key, try to turn it but cannot. You wiggle the wheel, the key and finally the key turns and the car starts but it doesn't seem like wiggling the wheel really helps.

I've not had this problem but if I were troubleshooting this problem, I'd break it down as a) key, B) key slot and c) wheel lock mechanism. your description seems to preclude "c". I would then focus on a and b. if you haven't yet, try another key. does that help at all? if not, you focus should be on the key slot. perhaps lubricant will help (I'd do some searches to see what kind of lubricant is recommended)

good luck,

GA

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Time for an ignition switch. It's not that bad of a job, but you do need a little tool to get the lock cylinder out of the assembly to put it into the new one.

Here is a DIY

PRESS HERE

A paper clip worked great for me.

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