Question about 1998 Chevrolet Blazer
Ok, key will not release steering column, like its locked in place. suggestions oh please.
Common problem. key tumbler or key bad. try different key. if not spraw w-d 40 lightly into key tumbler. tap lighly on end of key with hammer while turning key. if key turns, do not put key in lock position until someone replaces key tumbler. cheaper to repair if key is unlocked
Posted on Jan 19, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
lower the column about an inch.then the top cover will pull out.remove the steering wheel depress the lock plate (requires special tool) remove circlip and tool remove horn terminald (white connector with 2 copper terminals)pull straight ouit with pliers do not drop clip under white connector.remove screw holding lock in place pull lock straight out.
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
Turn ignition key/lock cylinder to the ON position. Insert a thin screwdriver into the slot adjacent to the switch attaching screw boss (right-hand slot). Depress the spring latch located at the bottom of the slot to release the key/lock cylinder. Remove the cylinder.
to remove key-lock cylinder switch Ignition Switch
Removal & Installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the steering column shroud and lower the steering column.
3. Detach the ignition switch electrical hardness connector.
4. Remove 2 nuts retaining the ignition switch to the steering column housing.
5. Lift the ignition switch upward to disengage the actuator rod from the switch and remove the switch.
> When installing the ignition switch, both the locking mechanism at the top of the column and the switch itself must be in the LOCK position for correct adjustment. To hold the mechanical parts of the column in the LOCK position, move the shift lever into PARK (with automatic transmissions) or REVERSE (with manual transmissions), turn the key to the LOCK position, and remove the key. New replacement switches, when received, are pinned in the LOCK position by a metal shipping pin inserted in a locking hole on the side of the switch.
6. Engage the actuator rod in the ignition switch.
7. Place the ignition switch on the steering column housing and loosely install 2 retaining nuts.
8. Move the switch up or down along the column to locate the mid-position of the actuator rod lash, then tighten the retaining nuts to 47-64 inch. Lbs. (5-7 Nm).
9. Raise the steering column into position at instrument panel. Install steering column shroud.
10. Connect the negative battery cable.
11. Remove the locking pin, connect the battery cable, and verified that the engine will only crank in PARK and NEUTRAL. Also check to make certain the start circuit cannot be actuated in the DRIVE and REVERSE positions.
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Posted on Feb 20, 2010
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Jul 10, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the ignition buzzer
Fig. Fig. 3: Ignition key lamp
Fig. Fig. 4: Lock lever plate removal
Fig. Fig. 5: Depress the lock plate which will expose the lock cylinder release hole
Fig. Fig. 6: Lock levers and spring assembly installed
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