On my '03 Dakota, there is a position between lock and on that unlocks the steering wheel but does not turn on the ignition. The olny thing that comes on is the light for the gear shift indicator.
Too bad your Durango isn't 4x4, they are towable 4-down, with the part time 4x4 - like my Dakota.
Norm & Janet
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