Question about 1991 GMC S-15 Jimmy

1 Answer

Ignition switch installstion 1991 gmc jimmy

I need to no how to remove and install a new ignition switch Thank You Herb

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 341 Answers

Remove steer wheel with puller. u will see black cover remove 3 tork screws.remove. next u will need a special tool push dowd on plate . remove clip in center. lift turn arm . remove bolt for lock cly. turn key lock will slide out

Posted on Dec 11, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why are my guages in 2000 gmc jimmy going crazy

Ignition switches are usually the culprit for wacky guages.

Feb 05, 2017 | 2000 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Bypass ignition switch

You cannot get an answer here. You need to get professional help.

Aug 31, 2014 | 1991 GMC S-15 Jimmy

1 Answer

How to change the ignition lock cylinder on a 1985 s15 gmc jimmy

1st you will need two tools, you can get them from any auto parts store like NAPA. See picture at end of the GM steering lock ring depresser, a must have..
Remove steering wheel. Underneath is the turn signal switch. There is a ring around the steering shaft holding the steering wheel lock plate down. Push down on the lock plate and remove the ring and the lock plate. Next is the turn signal switch. 3 screws holding it down one on the right side above the key and 2 on the left. Probably have to move the turn signal switch left and right to get them. the arm is held on with one screw. Remove the hazard button, one screw in the end of it. There should be enough slack in the turn signal wires to get it over the steering shaft. On the top side at the bottom of the ignition switch there should be a screw. Remove screw and the ignition switch will just pull out. Reverse to install.


Jun 01, 2012 | 1985 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

How do i remove an ignition in a gmc jimmy 2000 without a key?

Hello, Dan. First, disconnect the negative (-)/ground on the battery Dan are you mechanically inclined. If not then don't attempted this job.

You will need to remove all the plastic covers on the steering column. Remove the horn ring.--two screws under the steering wheel. Remove the horn ring and disconnect the horn plug. Remove the steering wheel nut. Use a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel.

Remove the turn signal switch that fit around the upper part of the steering column. Then remove the some of the parts that are associated with the steering wheel and/or column.

Now, look at the ignition switch flange, it a big chunk of aluminum. Now look for a large aluminum dowel pin 5/8" in diameter that is driven into the chuck of aluminum but it is parallel to the steering column.

This aluminum dowel pin will have to be drill out before you can get ignition housing off, If there is adjustable steering column lever, remove this also.

Now, once the dowel pin has been removed, looking for a **** in the ignition housing. Take chisel and insert into this ****, drive the chisel into the **** until the ignition housing is loose to be remove by sliding it up over the steering column.

If you buy a new ignition switch, on purchase the switch with keys. Don't buy the hole new ignition housing.. If you do it will get expensive.

In the ignition (old) housing drive out the ignition switch pins that keeps the ignition switch in the housing. Install the new ignition switch re-insert the ignition switch hold pins.

I am fairly sure that Carquest/ NAPA some other larger auto parts will have ignition housing bolt. If they try to sell you a replacement aluminum dowel pin don't buy it. It is almost impossible to install the aluminum dowel pin without the proper tools, so use a bolt to squeeze ignition housing together.

Before putting everything back together. Now, check the new ignition switch to make sure it works. I wish you lot of luck. GB...stewbison

Sep 27, 2011 | 2000 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Remove and replacement of key lock cylinder


The switch on Your Jimmy is mounted atop the steering column assembly, hiding under the dashboard. You must lower the column to reach it. If you have the replacement ignition switch with You or want to remove it first to make sure you are buying the correct one, follow these steps to remove and install it.
  1. Set the ignition key to the off position.
  2. Detach the negative battery cable using a wrench.
  3. Remove the steering wheel column lower trim panel using a Phillips screwdriver.
  4. Detach the steering column from the under dashboard frame using a wrench or ratchet and socket. Support the steering column to keep it from falling.
  5. Locate the ignition switch on top of the steering column. The switch is a small rectangular box connected to the lock cylinder---where you insert the ignition key---through an actuating rod.
  6. Unfasten the two ignition-switch mounting bolts using a wrench or ratchet and socket.
  7. Slide the ignition switch off the actuating rod and remove it from the steering column.
    Installing the Switch
  8. Make sure the new ignition switch is in the off position. Some aftermarket switches will have a pin on the switch slider, close to the base of the switch, to lock it in the off position to ensure proper installment. Verify whether your new switch has this pin.
  9. Slide the new ignition switch into the actuating rod, making sure not to push the slider inside the switch.
  10. Set the new ignition switch in place on top of the steering column, and start the two mounting bolts by hand. Then tighten the mounting bolts using the wrench or ratchet and socket.
  11. Remove the pin (if the new switch came equipped with it) from the switch slider by hand or with pair of needle-nosed pliers.
  12. Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder; turn the key to make sure the rod is actuating the new ignition switch. Then turn the key back to the off position.
  13. Set the steering column in position against the dashboard frame, and start the mounting bolts by hand. Then tighten the mounting bolts using the wrench or ratchet and socket.
  14. Install the steering wheel column lower trim panel using the Phillips screwdriver.
  15. Attach the negative battery cable using the wrench.
Hope this helps. Thank You for using FixYa!!!

Jan 20, 2011 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Change Ignition Switch in 1987 GMC Jimmy S15 4x4

if you want to change ign switch it is bolted to the steering column if you want to replace the key lock cyl you need to remove steering wheel and turn signal switch but you need special tools to do that

Jan 31, 2010 | 1987 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Changed the key ignition in my 2000 gmc jimmy and now the battery light and odometer milage light stays on and drains the battery This all happenens when the truck is turned off. When the truck is running...

The ignition switch(this is the electrical portion) is out of time. It needs to be removed, reindexed(notched teeth on top of switch-rotated a couple spots) and reinstalled. When it is installed correctly, the tell tale lights will not be on, you'll have accessory and the vehicle will start in the crank position. You don't want any lights on when the key is out of the ignition.

Oct 01, 2009 | 2000 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

How do i change the ignition tumbler on my 1989 s15 jimmy

you have to remove the steering wheel, turn signal/emergency flasher switch assembly and a couple other pieces below that. If you have tilt steering the little clip is easy to remove but hell to get back in so if you are not the patient type take a break and try installing it again a little later.The ignition switch should be held in by a bolt. Once the bolt is removed the ingition switch slides out and the new one can be installed.

Aug 15, 2009 | 1989 GMC S-15 Jimmy

2 Answers

2001 gmc jimmy wont start security light flashes

have a good battery and check the solenoid

Jun 27, 2009 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

Not finding what you are looking for?
1991 GMC S-15 Jimmy Logo

190 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GMC Experts


Level 3 Expert

77514 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a GMC Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides