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Ignition switch problem

Ignition switch problem

Postby pburress [OP] » Feb 02 2012, 6:46pm

Hello, Occasionally, when I switch off my '99 silverado and remove the key, the ignition stays "engaged" and is still in (I think) accessory mode. This has caused my battery to run down a couple of times. I'm guessing it's simple mechanical wear on the switch. My question is, do I need to replace the whole switch or just the cylinder? And can I do this without changing keys, ol the same key works for the door locks as well as the ignition?

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Re: Ignition switch problem

Postby ASTE25 » Feb 02 2012, 9:01pm

It sounds like it is actually a worn out lock cylinder. You can buy a complete lock cylinder kit for the truck and replace all the locks so they match. I'm not sure if you can buy just an ignition switch cylinder and have it made to match the other locks by a locksmith.
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