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#1 Old 12-26-2004, 04:55 PM
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Angry 02 ram ignition switch replace for third time

I can't Be the only one that has a bad ignition I'am ready to have it fixed again this will be number 4. You have to wiggle the key to get chimmes or the lights on the radio to work??????????????
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#2 Old 12-26-2004, 09:50 PM
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Wow, that's actually not common as far as I know... perhaps someone else will have had the same problem but I sure havent with my '02!

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4th one?
Something must be wrong, do you park regularly on a hill with the wheels turned and have to "jiggle" the steering wheel to get the key to turn?

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No I never park on hills. the dealer tells me it is not the ignition it self but the switch behind the ignition. I think it is not getting replaced but repaired some how every time it is in the shop??????
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Highly unlikely that you have had four bad switches. There is probably something else that is causing the switch to fail. No idea what it might be though. Rather than just replace the switch for the fourth time, I would have them check for other problems that may be causing it.

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How much stuff do you have hanging on your key chain, too much weight?
Common problem for many
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Just the door fob and one key???
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Thats the dealers fault then. Anything that you bring in three times on the fourth time they have to replace the vehicle or do a buy back. Its lemon law. You may have yourself a new Hemi or better yet wait until the powerwagan and get taht instead, your payments may go up a little but hey, you'll be the talk of the town.
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I don't think improper installation or failure of one part due to another will be covered under lemon law, its also more complicated than just a part failing multiple times. It varies by state and has multiple criteria that has to be met. Something else must be causing the problem. There's less than a 1% chance that a part will fail 4 times in a row.

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I have a 2002 Dodge Ram and today when I took the key out the AC kept going. I haven't tried it with the radio on but I attempted to turn it off and on several times before I realized that I had to wiggle the ignition switch to turn it off. Does anyone know what might cause that and what I should do to fix it. I do not have much on my key chain and have kept great car of my truck.
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Interesting. My o4 has a problem with the radio staying on, door chime still working for several seconds after the key is removed. I'm hesitant to take it to the dealer because they will want to keep it for 3 or 4 days to do an oil change. Might be two weeks for this problem! I'm hoping the problem will just go away as it is intermittent.
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I like the fact that I can pull my key out a little, and the chime stops.
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yeah, same here Spharis

with it turned back, in the off position, or turned forward, with the door open, if I barely touch the key the chime will stop

in fact I usually have to push the key in to get the chime to start, and I love it

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