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A Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder. B Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch lock cylinder and turn to RUN position. C Push the ignition switch lock cylinder release tab with a punch while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
If equipped, twist the tilt wheel handle and shank counterclockwise and remove.
A Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds. B Remove the screws. C Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
A Remove the multi-function switch. B Remove the screws. C Disconnect the electrical connectors. D Remove the multi-function switch.
NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 mi or more to relearn the strategy.
If your battery is dead, the key will stay in. Try giving it a jump. Also check to see if the steering wheel is locked. If it is, try turning the steering wheel somewhat vigerously whilst trying to remove the key. Short of that, it's a common problem with those year GM vehicles. Their ignition switches suck badly
Did you program the security system to accept the new key ? It sounds like the linkage from the lock cylinder is worn out to not let the steering wheel lock. I would want to know if the lock cylinder is turning the switch without any extra movement.
The steering wheel was turned when the key was removed. So when you try to turn on the key, turn the wheel one way and the other way to release the pressure on the key. The key should turn ok.
Hope this helps.
Remove the bottom shroud panel below the steering wheel and then the bottom black steering wheel cover (3 screws in the holes). You will see a 1/8 inch hole and pin below the lock set. Put the key lock in the neutral position and push the pin and remove the ignition lock set. Put the new lock set in the neutral position and insert it. Turn it to the off position which resets the lock pin.
look at the steering column below the ign lock and tumbler there should be a small hole turn key to on pos and push a small rod up the holethis then should release the lock and tumbler,no hole then wheel and coumn has to be stripped to get to lock retainer
Are you aware? you have the key and tumbler and another part under the dash on the steering column called the ingition switch.
They both have to be aligned in sync to operate properly.
Question? is this a tilt steering wheel,if it is and you dont know anything about it I suggest you get a professionel to do this kind of job.
You really have to know what your doing for this one.
Follow these steps carefully. this will help you achieve this replacement.
the negative battery cable from the terminal on the battery. Remove the
upper and lower steering column covers by unscrewing them.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
the airbag, steering wheel and lock ring have to be removed to access the key cylinder. in addition to common hand tools you will need a steering wheel puller and a lock ring remover, under the airbag is the clock spring which allows the wiring for the airbag to rotate. be very careful not to rotate the clockspring or you will break the wires inside. after removing the steering wheel and lock spring you should be able to see how to remove the key cylinder, usually a bolt, screw, or clip