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Step-by-Step Replacement for Ignition Switch for 94 Jeep Cherokee

by Eric Grosso

Replacing the ignition switch on a 1994 Jeep Cherokee can be completed after removing the lower dashboard trim piece panel. A failing ignition switch can cause problems when turning the key or can stop the key from turning completely, leaving a driver stranded. The task can be completed by most novice mechanics with limited automotive experience. A screwdriver is the only tool needed for this task.

Remove the lower dashboard trim piece. Remove the seven screws on the top of the piece and three screws on the bottom with a screwdriver. Pull the panel away from the dashboard, unplug any electrical connections and remove the panel.

Turn the key to the "Off-Lock" position.

Remove the ignition switch. Remove the two retaining screws with a screwdriver holding the switch in place and disconnect the actuating rod running from the ignition switch. Disconnect the electrical connection from the switch.

Turn the new switch to the "Accessory" position.

Install the new switch. Connect the actuating rod to the new switch. Install the two retaining screws with a screwdriver. Connect the electrical connection to the back of the switch.

Install the lower dashboard trim piece. Reconnect the electrical connections to the piece and replace the seven screws on the top of the piece, and three screws on the bottom with a screwdriver.

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About the Author

Eric Grosso has been a journalist since 2002, working as a staff reporter covering government events, school districts, sporting events and entertainment acts. He has been published in "The Vindicator" and "The Jambar" as well as websites including KFFL and Plugged In Online. Grosso holds a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications and journalism from Youngstown State University.

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