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rtrethewey

1988 626LX Ignition Switch

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The key/lock mechanism in the ignition switch on my '88 626 LX broke and I don't know the name of the part(s) I need to buy and my local mechanic hasn't been any help.

It's like one cylinder in there didn't rotate properly at some point.  So now I can only insert the tip of the key in the switch.  Miraculously, enough of the switch works that I can actually start and stop the engine.  But I can't turn the ignition to the complete "Off" position, so the battery drains in a couple of days, and I hate the idea that any kid armed with a Popsicle stick could easily steal my car.

I'm happy to buy the whole assembly, but I'd like to have more confidence before I ordering anything online.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Have you tried another key?  Your's could be worn out.  Sounds like ignition lock cylinder.  But they are pricey!!

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