So I went ahead and opened up the key switch and got my 03 running tonight! Talk about one happy man! Anyways, I'm wondering if anyone here has upgraded the wire size in the key switch to help combat the heat across those wires? Or, is there anything else I can do to combat this issue. I'm also wondering if an ignition switch from a 95 or earlier model will work with the 96-03 models. They seem to be much cheaper and more abundant than the 96-03(my guess is they're cheaper because of the security in the 96-03's but I'm not sure and it can't hurt to ask.).