Got steering wheel off to replace ignition tumbler switch...how in the hell do I get to the lock button to pull out the switch??? please anything a diagram, instructions would, love a helping hand....thanks and appreciation.
Remove Steering wheel Remove big connector under dash, it has a 8mm bolt that is holding it in, this will loosen up the wires in the steering column Pull out clock spring and let it hang Get lock plate compressor and remove lock plate, the snap ring is kinda hard to get off Remove plates and spring behind lock plate Put turn signal switch to the turn right position remove three screws holding in turn signal cam remove key warning buzzer, needle nose pliers and it just pulls out, be gentle remove screw with a torx head that holds the ignition tumbler in place
I hope this helps, it took me a while to figure this out
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You need to replace the ignition tumbler, which is the piece the key goes in. You have to remove the steering wheel, lock plate, turn signal switch, and the key in buzzer contact. This contact piece will be very difficult to remove because the key actually gets in the way internally. This piece is a yellowish square plastic piece with two copper contact straps protruding from it. Beneath this piece is a t20 torx screw/pin. Remove this screw/pin and the tumbler slides right out. Install in reverse order.
I've seen the plastic covers not go together correctly and rub the steering wheel. try removing the Key and tumbler and turn the steering wheel. Is the noise gone? Sometimes the new tumbler will not pull back the steering wheel lock enough and it will rub alittle. Check the steering wheel lock to see if it's pulling all the way away from the steering wheel.
lets start simple.get a can of silacone spray oil and spray into the switch and keep moving key and you will find this will reliese the key,if you need to remove the ign switch dont panic as its a simple enough job.Forget about steering wheel and whatever,simply remove the outer plastic cover then this exposes the switch at the back of switch is a plug with wires pull it away ,then below the key you should see a tiny screw undo, and make sure the steering lock is not under pressure,ie steering wheel free,when trying to remove switch move steering wheel back/forward and switch should pull out.good luck.adrian,,,,
pull steering wheel,you need a tool to compress the spring behind the steering wheel lock mechanism(round plate with holes on edges) there is a bolt/pin that locks the tumbler in. the key may have to be turned to the on position to release it. (Be Patient)
The ignition switch or the ignition tumbler? They are two different
things. The tumbler is where you put the key, and the ignition switch
is bolted to the bottom of the steering column.
If you are talking about replacing the ignition switch and your truck
is equipped with an airbag (in 1995 Chevy trucks had them as standard
equipment) you should probably go to an expert for this question. I
would take the time to visit the local dealership and just find a
mechanic and speak with him for a few minutes, chances are he'd help
Usually with airbag situations you are suppose to unplug the battery
from the system and then wait xx minutes (I've heard from 15 to 60
minutes) in order to wait for the airbag electronic system to lose
power, causing potential accidental deployment.