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Old 10-28-2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default 2001 SL1 Ignition Switch

Sometimes my key will only go halfway into the the ignition switch. I have to use a bent paper clip to move the tumbler before the key will go in. I have tried lithium grease but its only getting worse. Is it time for a new ignition switch and if so how difficult is it to replace.

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Default Re: 2001 SL1 Ignition Switch

The key does not go into the ignition switch. It goes into the ignition cylinder. Go to Saturn and get them to cut you a new key. See if that improves your problem. If it does not then you will need to get the cylinder replaced.

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Default Re: 2001 SL1 Ignition Switch

Never mind. Wrong car model in the wrong forum again.

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Old 07-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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Dazed Re: 2001 SL1 Ignition Switch

I have a 2002 SL1 & I have the same issue. I have to turn the steering wheel L & R & wiggle my key. I was told it was the key & tumbler & it would cost me $200 Because they have to get the key reprogrammed from the dealer.

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