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It is held in with a bolt. You need to remove the steering wheel, lock plate, and turn signal switch to gain access. You will need special puller for the steering wheel and a special tool for removing the lock plate.
remove the horn button. under there is a big nut remove that. using a steering wheel puller remove the steering wheel. using a special compressorpush down big ring and remove the snap ring under that plate. remove the screws holding the blinker assembly and pull it up so you can access the bolt holding the lock cylinder and remove. its a torx bolt that holds it. reinstall the way you took it apart. hope this helps
YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE STEERING WHEEL TO REMOVE IGNITION SWITCH YOU HAVE TO REMOVE IGNITION SWITCH INSIDE THE STEERING COLUMN.YOU NEED A STEERING WHEEL PULLER AND A LOCK PLATE TOOL TO COMPRESS LOCK PLATE TO REMOVE THE LOCK PLATE RETAINING RING.DONT KNOW WHAT YEAR VECHICLE YOU HAVE.BUT DUE TO AIRBAGS MAKE SURE YOUR VECHICLE FRONT WHEELS POINTING STRAIGHT AHEAD.TURN OFF RADIO TO KEEP FROM LOCKING IT OUT.REMOVE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE WAIT 20 MINUTES BEFORE REMOVING STEERING WHEEL AIRBAG.DISCONNECT AIRBAG ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR.WHEN REMOVING AIRBAG CARRY AWAY FROM BODY CAREFULLY LAY AIRBAG FACING UP PUT SOMEWHERE SAFE FROM CHILDRENS AND PETS. YOU NEED A HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL TO LOOK AT AIRBAG CLOCKSPRING MAKE SURE IT CENTER.BEFORE REMOVING OR CLOCKSPRING WILL BE DAMAGED.IF YOUR TRUCK OR CAR DONT HAVE AIRBAGS NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THE AIRBAG REMOVING PROCEDURES. YOU JUST NEED TO REMOVE THE STEERING WHEEL.
You have to remove the Airbag, so take the negative lead off the truck battery. Remove the airbag. remove the steering wheel. You will need a steering wheel puller or some good luck in getting it off without one. Under the steering wheel you will have a retaining plate. It has a spring clip around the center shaft that has to be removed. not real easy. it has a big spring behind the plate you'll have to contend with. Once you get the clip off, remove the plate.You'll have to remove the screws holding the turn signal stalk in place. Remove the screw holding the ignition cylinder in place. The whole thing should slide out now.
The ignition switch removal and installation procedure is given in
, under steering, because the steering wheel must be removed for
access to the ignition switch.
To remove the ignition lock:
CAUTION You must remove the steering wheel
when replacing the ignition lock. On vehicles with a Supplemental
Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, you must temporarily disable the SIR
system and remove the inflator module when removing the steering wheel.
Leaving the SIR system on could result in deployment of the air bag and
possible personal injury.
Disconnect the negative battery cable, and remove the steering
Remove the bumper and the carrier snapring retainer from the
Use a lock plate compressor screw tool to install the lock plate
compressor screw in the upper steering shaft. To keep the shaft from
telescoping, tighten it to 40 inch lbs.
Using the lock plate compressor tool, install on the upper steering
shaft, tighten it to depress the shaft lock. Remove the shaft lock
retainer, the compressor tool and the steering shaft lock.
Remove the turn signal canceling cam assembly. Put the turn signal
switch in the "N" position and remove the upper bearing spring.
Position the turn signal switch so the mounting screws can be
removed through the holes in the switch and remove the turn signal
Remove the turn signal switch-to-steering column screws and lift the
turn signal switch. Remove the wire protector and disconnect the turn
signal switch connector.
Use a terminal remover tool to disconnect the buzzer switch wires
from the turn signal switch connector. Remove the buzzer switch assembly
with needle-nose pliers.
Place the lock cylinder in the ACC position, then remove the lock
retaining screw and the lock cylinder set.
To install the new cylinder lock, reverse the removal procedures.
Tighten the lock retaining screw to 22 inch lbs., the turn signal
switch screws to 59 inch lbs. and turn the turn signal lever screw to 53
As part of the final replacement procedures, check the operation of
the switches and the steering column.
The steering wheel is splined to the steering
column and held in place by a nut. Courtesy of General Motors
Corporation - Service Operations.
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You have to remove your steering wheel and the with the assistance of a special tool you remove the plate under the steering wheel. Then you remove the screw that holds the ignition switch it will come out.
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.