Q: Ignition switch not working

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I am having trouble with the ignition switch. I need to wiggle the key to turn it and start the car. This has been happening gradually, but now it won't turn at all.

It sounds like you have used up all the borrowed time from a failing part. The ignition cylinder switch assembly will likely need replaced, especially if all keys to the vehicle have the same problem.A qualified technician, such as one from your mechanic can help you with diagnosing and repairing this issue.

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