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Old 02-25-2018, 06:11 PM
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Default 2006 Pathfinder: ignition key is not held in keyhole

Hi,

2006 Pathfinder, 158K miles

For last few weeks ignition key is not getting locked in place at ignition switch and can be removed even in ACC or IGN positions, including when driving.

It started as key not firmly held and could move a little bit, then it is not getting held at all.

Transmission shift-lock operation is normal.

Any easy fix other than removing ignition switch assembly and trying to figure it out through complete disassembly?
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:12 PM
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It sounds like your ignition lock assembly is bad. You can get them at Rockauto.com for around $110+shipping. They come with keys. You can take the ignition lock and your original key to a locksmith and have them code the lock to your key. If you want to use the new keys with the new part, the new keys will need to be programmed to the vehicle by either a Nissan dealer or a well-equipped locksmith that has the equipment to do so. If not programmed, the vehicle will not start.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:33 AM
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Thank you, smj!
I'm toying with an idea of doing the same but from the lock cylinderr off the salvage yard, much less expensive.
Thank again!
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