Steering Column Repair/03 dakota


Was wondering why my shifter indicator just spins and the !y truck won't start. I changed my battery and alternated and had my computer checked no one can tell me what is going on

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Hello Nita:

I think the problem is the ignition switch itself...not the key and lock, but the switch that the lock slides into (picture attached).  There are 2 designs and if the wrong one is in there, then the symptoms you described show up.  Yours has an extra terminal that HAS to be connected
Also, (obviously), check ALL the fuses inside and outside the vehicle...possibly one of the ignition fuses is blown causing the issue.

Good luck

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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

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