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How do I change the ingnition switch, I can't see how to remove the air bag

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  • Carol Lambert Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. I got the bottom cover off the steering column but can't get the top removed to get to ignition. I have a 1997 GMC Jimmy. The plastic cover around the steering column seems to be collared around the ignition key plastic stop and even if I get the cover out from under the dash (how much of the dash covering has to be removed?) how do I get it off of the old ignition to insert new one? In the mean time since I removed the bottom cover there is a "button" I can access to remove the key. Is it safe to continue to remove the key this way? Will it cause me problems later on?? I am a 59 yrs young woman and I am working on this so any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.



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Is that a double sided or single sided key??

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

  • Tim Carter
    Tim Carter Sep 10, 2008

    It should be a double side key

    You will not have to remove the AIR BAG

    1) Disconnect the battery

    2)Remove the shroud (cover around steering column)

    once shroud is removed

    3)turn key to start position while holding the key in start position the will be a small hole on the top cover where the ignition is push through that hole and depress the retainer pin and pull out ignition



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