I apologize for reviving such an old thread, but I wanted to say thanks because this exact thing happened to me on Saturday night.
Old circumstances really; I was going to run an errand, and when I got in the car and turned my key, the power in my car completely died. I lost all interior lights, the car wouldn't turn over, nothing.
So I turned my key a couple times to the same effect. Then the darn ignition cylinder wouldn't return. Needless to say, I got started about 10 am the next day, took everything apart; steering wheel, etc. For the life of me though I could not find that pin. I did find a screw that fit nicely in there; shaved off the threads on one end and threaded the other side. Finally got the actuator arm fixed and put back together.
Basically if it wasn't for this site, I wouldn't have gotten this fixed because I couldn't find anything in my service manual. I still have my instrument panel off, but I will get that put back on hopefully tonight.
As for the power dying, that turned out to be because of a bad ground.
Anyhow, thank you to all who contributed to this thread!
Last edited by dlkreations; 01-25-2011 at 02:54 PM.
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