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post #1 of 6 Old 10-23-2014, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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Key stuck in ignition

Ok...hope this makes sense...But my jeep couldn't go back into park while i was out at the store getting things for the house....anyways the shifter moved up and down freely...so i got out of the jeep went underneath and connected the linkage to the transmission and jumped back into the jeep and drove home...while gettting ready to put it into park, same thing happened as stated above...went underneath connected the linkage and it went into park....here's the other problem... now my key wont go all the way to the off position...help...
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-23-2014, 02:45 AM
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hi
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i had a similar problem where shifter was stuck in park due to a instrument cluster problem (which I am still having)
Just under shifter where the overdrive button is, there is a little plastic cover about 2mm x 10mm if you flick it out you can press a sensor to release shifter out of park. However if you have a moved any linkage you may have to put ot back in original position as sensor will not let you remove key if it thinks it is in drive.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-23-2014, 02:56 AM
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Smile Instrument cluster

Have read a number of threads about instrument clusters lighting up, wind screen wiper working and cannot switch off, lights on, no indicators, radio coming on then off etc. we'll this has happened to me, and I've checked earths, fuses, removed m13 & j15. Removed battery, touched neg and pos leads together to discharge capacitors even fitted new battery. Now cluster is totally dead.
Been told by experienced auto electrician that it is the cluster and it needs replacing. If so problem I have is that jeep dealers in New Zealand have no idea and have told me that it takes two to three months to get a replacement.

Has anyone had similar problems and solved it?

If I need to get a instrument cluster is there anyone in the USA that I can contact to get one?

Tried googling replacement and come up with nill.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Will try n remove the center console n try it....thanks for all your inputs....
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Try rocking the jeep back and forth a bit then push hard towards the front of shifter. Might just be jammed up a bit.

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Ok peeps...here is wat I found n did....I took out da center console to expose the shifter cables and everything else....found that the shifter cablgng to trans was loose n unclipped the cable...wen I clipped it back to its original position, I was able to remove key...wen taking out da center console you will c only one cable attached to the shifter....anyways wen I clipped the cable back I guess it tightened itself n heard the ignition switch click...n out came the key....so if anyone else has this problem, try this....it worked for me....thank you for all your inputs...
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