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Why is your key switch not turning on your 2000 Focus?


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2007-12-21 18:21:19
2007-12-21 18:21:19

NEED MORE INFO. Have you tried relieving the pressure on the ignition switch by turning the steering wheel slightly to relieve the pressure against the lock mechanism? Did it used to work but doesn't work now? Are you using the same key as before? If using a different key, is this one equipped with the security chip (located in the fat plastic part of the key)? If not, the car's security system is working and has disabled the ignition just like it's supposed to.

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