Q: Ignition switch not getting power

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The key switch has no power, even though the lights work.

Hi! I would strongly suggest having a technician test the power to the switch by using a multimeter. Though a common issue with your particular vehicle is the ignition switch becoming faulty and the plastic piece that internally connects to the key gets brittle and breaks. If the multimeter test indicates that the switch is getting power then the issue will root from the ignition cylinder itself. I recommend having a mechanic visually inspect your ignition to see what is cause of this problem.

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