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1.  I have had thieves break my ignition out and not I have to start my truck with a screwdriver.  I want to know if I have to get the entire column fixed or do I just need to get another ignition installed?

2.  Since I do not have an ignition or a radio, it took me a while to figure out when the truck was actually turned off.  I think I finally did that but my battery will not stay charged after night.  I bought a new battery and top post (Thanks to the thieves) and after a day, I started to need a jump.  The battery lasted great yesterday all night but last night, it didn't do well.  I tried to get a jump with perfectly good jumper cables and it seems as if it is not taking a charge what so ever! Please help me! I don't know what to do

Hi Allison:

Sorry about your car.  I can help you figure this out, but I need to know what year make and model car you have before I can even begin.  Please reply and we can go from there.

Also Allison, if you could post a picture of the damage that would go a long way to help us

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Douglas Gan


My specialties are stolen vehicles, steering column and ignition locks repair, airbag service and installation and diagnosis. My work includes both domestic (USA) vehicles and foreign designs.


30 years owning a company that specializes in steering columns, ignition & airbag related problems

GM certified, ASE certified, 4 yrs college, Mech Tech degree
I own multiple auto repair companies and can help you professionally through any of our websites at: ---- we stock many older steering column parts and can rebuild your column if you ship it to us --- we sell airbag replacement information (no parts) -- we perform investigations for many types of vehicle claims
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