How do i replace the key cylinder ignition on the 1991 sunbird le
The key is stuck in the on position, it will start but wont turn off. I think I need to replace the ignition switch. I've tried to take the steering wheel off but could not remove the (HOrn Plate) looks like a metal flower. please help. thanks
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This (plate) is held in place with a snap ring.You will need a special press to remove it and also a steering wheel puller to access the ignition lock cylinder.The actual switch is located on top of the steering column above the brake pedal. It is actuated with a rod from the ignition lock cylinder.
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The battery must be fully charged, you must be sitting in the car, your foot must be on the brake and the car must be in Park. Then your ignition key will turn. Pontiac are funny like that, my sister in law had a Sunbird.
If you do need a new cylinder, get a dealership to do it as the Sunfire almost certainly has immobilizer chips that will need pairing. There is one in the key and one in the lock.
To replace, you just remove all the junk around the lock, by the screws underneath, and split the top cover and bottom cover. The lock is secured by long screws and a clip to the wiring harness.
It can be faulty ignition lock cylinder.I suggest to wiggle the steering wheel a bit and see if the key gets released out.If that is not helping then first turn steering wheel to right and try removing the key,or next turn steering wheel to left and see if you can remove the key. ---------- Spray wd-40 in the ignition key hole and let it remain there for few minutes,after that once again try to remove the key and see if that helps. --------- But if that is not helping then ignition lock cylinder has to be removed out and key has to be manually removed. ----------- For more troubleshooting on these types of issues,i suggest you to refer the help links mentioned below.Its the accurate solutions mentioned in it.that will help you to narrow the problem:----- Click the link below:------
1999 Toyota Camry: Key Will Not Come Out Of
If turning the steering wheel to the left or right doesn't allow the key to turn, it sounds like your tumblers in the lock cylinder have failed. Unfortunately, there is no way to know when this is going to happen, but eventually, it happens. Not a real expensive fix. Replace the ignition/lock cylinder.
In the fuse block under the drivers side rear seat check the ignition 0 fuse. In the under hood fuse block check the B/U fuse and the BTSI fuse.
If the b/u fuse is blown than you would not have back up lamps.
If you're having trouble starting your car and you've been through troubleshooting the starter and alternator, it may be time to replace the ignition switch. Though this is a job best suited for a professional mechanic, if you're willing to take it on, here's how to replace the ignition switch in your car. Instructions: 1.Disconnect the negative battery cable from the terminal on the battery. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers by unscrewing or unclipping them. 2.Remove the steering wheel by lifting off the center cover, disconnecting the horn wire and removing the retaining nut and washer. Make a mark on the steering wheel spline and the wheel itself so you can line it back up precisely. Pull the steering wheel straight back to remove from the shaft. 3.Take off windshield wiper and turn signal switches by pulling them off as you did the steering wheel and disconnect the wiring. Slide the spacer sleeve off of the steering column. 4. Unscrew the ignition switch mounting screws. Pull out the ignition switch. Disconnect the wiring connector from back of the ignition switch. Simply loosen the tabs and pull it out. 5. Insert your key into the ignition. Turn the ignition switch to the locked position. Depress the retaining pin with a small screwdriver and turn the key to the Off position to free the cylinder. Once it is free, turn the key to lock position and remove the key and key cylinder. 6. Install your old key cylinder into the new ignition switch assembly. Make sure the contacts in the cylinder and assembly line up. Reattach wiring to ignition switch, slide it into place, screw in mounting screws and reassemble steering wheel and switches.
Two causes for this: (1) steering wheel needs to be turned, then try key again. (2) faulty ignition switch in need of replacement (including a new set of keys). When starting a car, the ignition is locked if the wheel has been rotated, which is an anti-theft feature: the car thinks its being stolen when the wheel is turned while there's no key in the ignition. To fix: turn the wheel back and forth, returning it (one way or another) to the original position when the car was turned off, and unlocking the ignition, allowing you to start your car.