Q: Q: Ignition

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Alright well I had the plastic covers off around the back of the steering wheel put the key in the ignition turned it over one of my other keys sparked off the wires on the bottom of the ignition switch completely killed all my power except for the auxiliary so I started taking the igniting switch off so I could replace it and the little white tab in the steering colomn that tuns the ignition switch when you turn the key broke off so I was wondering if I could replace that without having to get a new steering colomn or not. Also i need some kind of pointer on where I can start diagnosing my power problem I have a new ignition switch but still no power any tips on where to start on figuring out the power issue and how to fix that white tab would be extremely apprieciated thanks.

My car has 260000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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