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To fix your problem, you have to turn the steering wheel either to the
left or right as much as you can, then try to turn the key in the
ignition. When the steering wheel locks, the key won't turn. By manually
holding the steering wheel out of the lock position, the key will turn
again and you're steering column will be back to normal.
Here's the procedure on how to remove and install the ignition switch.
1.1 Disconnect the car's negative battery cable.
2.2 Insert the key into the lock cylinder and turn it to the Accessory position--turn it to the left. Make sure the front wheels are facing straight ahead before you do this.
3.3 Pry off the covers on the sides of the steering wheel concealing the air bag's mounting screws. Remove the screws with a Torx wrench, pull the air bag off the wheel and disconnect its electrical connectors.
4.4 Remove the steering wheel--unplug the electrical connector to the horn and cruise control, remove the wheel's retaining nut with a wrench, mark the hub's relationship to the steering shaft with tape and remove the wheel with a steering wheel puller.
5.5 Remove the steering column covers by removing the two Phillips screws on the sides and separating the two halves of the covers.
6.6 Unplug the electrical connectors for the ignition switch.
7.7 Unscrew the retaining screws for the ignition switch with a screwdriver and pull the switch out of the lock cylinder's housing.
8.1 Insert the replacement ignition switch into the lock cylinder housing--the lock cylinder must still be in the Accessory position--and secure it with the retaining screws. Connect the electrical connectors to the switch.
9.2 Connect the steering column covers to the column and secure them with their Phillips screws.
10.3 Install the steering wheel to the column, then connect the air bag to the wheel with its electrical connector and Torx screws.
11.4 Re-connect the battery cable.
CAUTIONDo not attempt any service on the steering wheel, column or
instrument panel on Buick and Oldsmobile models equipped with an air
bag. Service on these models should only be performed by a professional
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Turn the steering wheel so the vehicle's wheels are in the straight ahead position. Turn the key to the LOCK position.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the column to instrument panel trim plates and attaching nuts.
Lower the column and disconnect the shift indicator cable.
Disconnect the ignition and dimmer switch connectors.
Remove the switch attaching screws and remove the switch.
Move the actuator rod hole in the switch to the lock position.
Install the switch with the rod in the hole. Adjust the switch as follows:
Models to 1988- Move the switch slider to the extreme left ACC
position, then move the slider 2 detents to the right to the OFF-UNLOCK
1989 and 1990 - Place a
in. drill bit in the hole on the switch to lock the switch into
position. Move the switch slider to the extreme left position then move
the slider 1 detent to the left LOCK position.
Position and reassemble the steering column in reverse of the disassembly procedure.
I hope helped with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.
turn wheel so tires are straight-turn key to lock remove key -disconnect neg term at battery- remove air bag fuse in panel by drivers door-remove left side dash knee panel- unplug the connector position assurance(cpa) and yellow 2 way connector at base of steer/column--un lock steer/wheel and turn 90 deg --using a screw driver at the back of s/w is an opening push screw driver in opening releasing clip-turn wheel 180 deg other way and do same -tilt air bag up to access wiring connector disconnect inflator module and cpa clip