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the ignition switch wont turn over .How can I fix this myself.

When the key won't turn in a 2004 Range Rover it's usually a failure of the steering column.   If you can find a good used inner column assembly that would be where I would steer you.  You can go to the Land Rover Techinfo factory website and buy a day's access to download the step by step instructions.

The big challenge is that the parts are no longer available new, and good used ones are scarce.  Also I don't know if you can complete the job without access to a Land Rover Test system.  If you get lucky it will work; if not you will be towing it to a properly equipped shop.  

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John Elder Robison


I own J E Robison Service in Springfield, MA. We are Bosch Car Service for Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, and other European lines. I can answer most questions about Land Rover service or repair. I'm known as a car enthusiast, machine aficianado, photographer, writer, and speaker. I've been around Land Rovers and British cars most of my life. Visit me at my car business, or my author website, Check out my autism and writing blog at or my photos on John Elder Robison


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