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996 Ignition Replacement - HELP!

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Repected Members!

I've had the old key stuck in the ignition problem and followed the very useful guide here to replace the ignition -


Unfortunately I have a problem, the car battery was dead so I charged the battery and this is working fine, however the car will not start!

after connecting the new switch whenever I connect the battery the car seems like it's on? the lights on the dash light up and the a/c come on, this is before I put the key in the ignition switch. When I do put the key in the switch the car does not turn over?

I'm sure this is a DIY novice issue (at least I hope so) so I'm looking for any advice as to what I may have done wrong? Could it be the ignition switch is not in the zero position? If so how do i resolve this, I put the key in and can engage the steering lock before removing the key so I assume this is the zero position.

Please help...thanks in advance!

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It sounds like you may not have correctly aligned the electrical replacement with the key barrel. If that is the case the position of the key and switch will not be in sync. The barrel will press the center "activation" switch that the key hits and the car will always be awake when the battery is connected.

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