Have a 1999 town & country. I had the dealer make an extra key when I bought it about 2 years ago so I could code multiple replacements. When I tried to code one, the car seemed to respond correctly until I got to to the end of the process. Called the dealer up to see if I could verify the code, but didn’t get any help. As it turned out, I could start the car with an un-chipped key. And I have ever since.
The key stopped working. I had problems for a while which I could get around by jiggling the gear shift level. But now it is completely stuck. Can’t move the key, nor the lever. From conversation with the dealer, I gather that there is likely a problem with the switch which will need to be replaced. Looks like a job I can probably handle except if I have to replace the lock cylinder, the videos say to that I need to turn the key to the on position which I can’t do. I realize that I may still have problems with the transponder circuit, but I’m hoping that all I need to do is replace the switch.
How to get the lock cylinder out??