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How to replace the ignition lock cylinder in a 1997 GMC SIERRA 4 WHEEL DRIVE with tilt steering

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SOURCE: How do I replace the lock cylinder for a 1994 GMC

yes, you have to use a stearing wheel puller to pull the wheel off . get at you local parts store or use their loaner tool.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 GMC Sierra Truck Ignition Switch

its a long process,you need a steering wheel puller, once its off take the hazard button assembly out, take the turn signal loose, pull old ignition out, carefully install new one, and reverse procedure and always if u get confused i would highly recomend
a chiltons manual they explain things great

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: How do change out the ignition lock cylinder in a

the metal plate in front of you has to come off there is a very thin clip that holds this .they make a com presser tool so that you can push it down to get the clip.after that is removed you will see the turn signal switch it is held in by three screws the top right one is hidden behind the switch .flip the turn signal like your going right . then pull switch out a little and let hang .then you will see a torx screw a T25 REMOVE SCREW.turn key to the run position then pull out. then reverse

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1989 GMC Sierra 3500 loose tilt steering column

Without taking the tilt mechanism off you can only reach 2 of the 3 bolts. If you use 1/4 in. socket on 1/4 in drive with 6 in extension you can just get at the left bolt. If you remove the tilt spring you can get to the bottom bolt. To remoce tilt spring retainer use standard Phillips.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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Removal Procedure
Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
Disconnect the battery negative cable.
Disable the SIR system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System
Position the steering wheel half way between the upper and lower tilt stops (if necessary).
Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement .
Roll back the shift lever seal from the upper and the lower shrouds.
Remove the tilt wheel lever (if necessary). Refer to Tilt Lever Replacement - On Vehicle .
Remove the 2 TORX® screws from the lower steering column shroud.
Remove the lower steering column shroud.
Remove the 2 TORX® screws from the upper steering column shroud.
Lift the upper steering column shroud to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole.
Using a bent tip awl, insert the tip into the ignition lock cylinder access hole.
Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the START position.
Using the bent tip awl, push down on the ignition lock cylinder retaining pin.
Release the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position.

Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock module assembly by pulling the ignition lock cylinder away from the steering column.

There may be a video on youtube .

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2005 Sierra ignition key will not turn


Your title is confusing between the 2 model years listed, but here's what I can suggest. Either way it sounds like a worn out ignition key cylinder that is just worn out. However, the '97 pickups have the steering wheel lock feature when the key is in the off position. You might want to try moving the steering wheel side to side and see if it is bound up on the locking mechanism. If it's a 2005 truck, that isn't the case and it is most likely a bad key cylinder

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How to replace ignition switch on 1997 gmc p/u 1/2 ton


To remove the switch take the plastic shroud off of the column.Then take the two bolts out that support the steering column to the dash be sure to support the column.Make sure to put the switch in the lock position.If the ignition lock cylinder is out pull the switch rod up until it stops and then go down 1 click.Take the actuating rod out of the switch take the 2 screws that hold the switch in place and remove the switch.Now if its the lock cylinder that's a little more work.First remove the steering wheel then remove the turn signal switch but it doesn't have to be taken out all the way pull it towards yourself enough to clear the shaft.Turn the cylinder to run if necessary take the key out ,if it has a buzzer remove the switch assembly and then remove the retaining screw that holds the cylinder in place and remove the cylinder.Be very careful not to drop the retaining screw if it falls in the column you would have to take the column apart to get it back.To put it back in Turn the key to the stop while holding the cylinder lock in your hand.Push the lock all the way in and install the retaining screw.Reinstall the buzzer switch if it had one and then the turn signal switch and then the steering wheel.Dont let it scare you it may sound like alot but its just alot of instructions.Just take your time and its pretty simple.

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Remove ignition lock to switch link 1995 suburban


The ignition lock assembly contains two components: a lock cylinder to deter theft and an electrical portion that supplies power to electrical components such as the radio, electric windows, and windshield wipers. The electrical portion of the ignition switch also provides power to the starter motor to start the engine.
The ignition lock is an anti-theft device that prevents a vehicle from being driven unless the ignition key is in the ignition switch. If the ignition key is not in the ignition switch, it 's impossible to turn the steering wheel.
To replace the ignition switch cylinder lock, the trim panels around the steering wheel are removed. Then the tamper-proof hardware that attaches the ignition lock assembly to the steering column is removed. The ignition lock assembly is removed from the steering column, and the lock cylinder is replaced. The new ignition lock is reattached to the steering column, and the trim panels are replaced.make sure you dissconect battery first the 1997 had a recall on the ignition switch dont no if the 1995 had a recall if so they will replace for free

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I have a 1997 gmc pickup with 4-wheel drive. The


You probably have blown drive hubs. Do you have to engage the hubs at the wheels? If not and they are automatic locking and they are probably blown or seized into the unlock position. They are not too expensive to replace with manual locking hubs (My Suggestion) but the autolocking hubs are expensive. When you take the caps off the front drive spindles and try running it again you may see the axle turning inside but not the wheel. That is the best test. Wish you luck!!

Jan 05, 2010 | 1997 GMC Sierra K2500

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I need instructions on how to change out the ignition switch on a 2004 gmc 1500 pickup truck


Hello Steve...The lock cylinder will come out if you can turn the ignition switch. You have to remove the bezel around the steering colunm, the plastic trim behind the steering wheel. There is a small hole on top of the ignition lock housing, you need to turn the ignition to the run position, move the shifter to drive(so the starter does not enegage) use a small pick to push in the small hole and turn the ignition to the start position. The lock cylinder should now slide out.
I will post a schematic.
You do not need to remove the steering wheel.

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How to replace ignition lock cylinder on 1984 Ford F-150 pickup?


With Key
  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
  2. On tilt columns, remove the upper extension shroud by unsnapping the shroud from the retaining clip at the 9 o'clock position.
  3. Remove the trim shroud halves.
  4. Unplug the wire connector at the key warning switch.
  5. Place the shift lever in PARK and turn the key to ON.
  6. Place a 1/8 in. wire pin in the hole in the casting surrounding the lock cylinder and depress the retaining pin while pulling out on the cylinder.
  7. When installing the cylinder, turn the lock cylinder to the RUN position and depress the retaining pin, then insert the lock cylinder into its housing in the flange casting. Assure that the cylinder is fully seated and aligned in the interlocking washer before turning the key to the OFF position. This will allow the cylinder retaining pin to extend into the cylinder cast housing hole.
  8. The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal.

This section is for a NON-TILT with no key or non-functioning cylinder:
Fixed Columns
  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
  2. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the turn signal lever.
  4. Remove the column trim shrouds.
  5. Unbolt the steering column and lower it carefully.
  6. Remove the ignition switch and warning buzzer and pin the switch in the LOCK position.
  7. Remove the turn signal switch.
  8. Remove the snapring and T-bolt nuts that retain the flange casting to the column outer tube.
  9. Remove the flange casting, upper shaft bearing, lock cylinder, ignition switch actuator and the actuator rod by pulling the entire assembly over the end of the steering column shaft.
  10. Remove the lock actuator insert, the T-bolts and the automatic transmission indicator insert, or, with manual transmissions, the key release lever.
  11. Upon reassembly, the following parts must be replaced with new parts:
    • Flange
    • Lock cylinder assembly
    • Steering column lock gear
    • Steering column lock bearing
    • Steering column upper bearing retainer
    • Lock actuator assembly
  1. Assembly is a reversal of the disassembly procedure. It is best to install a new upper bearing. Check that the vehicle starts only in PARK and NEUTRAL.

This section is for TILT and no key or non-functioning cylinder:

Tilt Columns
  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
  2. Remove the steering column shrouds.
  3. Using masking tape, tape the gap between the steering wheel hub and the cover casting. Cover the entire circumference of the casting. Cover the seat and floor area with a drop-cloth.
  4. Pull out the hazard switch and tape it in a downward position.
  5. The lock cylinder retaining pin is located on the outside of the steering column cover casting adjacent to the hazard flasher button.
  6. Tilt the steering column to the full up position and prepunch the lock cylinder retaining pin with a sharp punch.
  7. Using a 1/8 in. drill bit, mounted in a right angle drive drill adapter, drill out the retaining pin, going no deeper than 1/2 in. (12.7mm).
  8. Tilt the column to the full down position. Place a chisel at the base of the ignition lock cylinder cap and using a hammer break away the cap from the lock cylinder.
  9. Using a 3/8 in. drill bit, drill down the center of the ignition lock cylinder key slot about 13/4 in. (44mm), until the lock cylinder breaks loose from the steering column cover casting.
  10. Remove the lock cylinder and the drill shavings.
  11. Remove the steering wheel.
  12. Remove the turn signal lever.
  13. Remove the turn signal switch attaching screws.
  14. Remove the key buzzer attaching screw.
  15. Remove the turn signal switch up and over the end of the column, but don't disconnect the wiring.
  16. Remove the 4 attaching screws from the cover casting and lift the casting over the end of the steering shaft, allowing the turn signal switch to pass through the casting. The removal of the casting cover will expose the upper actuator. Remove the upper actuator.
  17. Remove the drive gear, snapring and washer from the cover casting along with the upper actuator.
  18. Clean all components and replace any that appear damaged or worn.
  19. Installation is the reverse of removal. Check for proper operation.

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1997 GMC Sierra Ignition Switch Replacement


take off the cover on the top and bottom of the steering column just behind the wheel. pop the tilt lever out simply just by grabbing it and give it a good tug. then once you have the new switch and you get in there your going to need an inverted torx socket to remove the small bolts that hold the switch to the column. do not move the gear on the new switch make sure it lines up exactly as the old one did!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 16, 2009 | 1997 GMC Sierra

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Diagram for replacing an ignition switch for 1998 gmc pickup


>>>>FIRST disable the air bag system
You'll need to remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
Also all the trim under the drivers side, kneee bolster, etc...
The ignition switch has 2 screws holding it on.
Remove those screws and all related wiring harness.
Then the switch.
Here is the procedure from GM......

Place the multifunction lever in the center or the OFF position.
Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.

Disconnect the battery negative cable.
Disable the SIR system.
Remove the steering wheel inflator module.
Remove the horn plunger contact.
Remove the steering wheel.
Remove the tilt wheel lever.
Remove the ignition lock cylinder. Remove the upper steering column trim cover.
Couldnt find a diagram. Hope this helps.

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