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I lost the keys too my firebird, how do you change the ignition switch?

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  • gapreb Feb 19, 2009

    the ignition has been changed before,ive done tried that, the key didnt work.



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Wooow, nonono...take your VIN number of the vehicle, and your id to the GM dealer, they can make you one....

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  • Remove the upper and lower steering column covers
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  • Detach the ignition switch from the steering column housing assembly and unplug the electrical connectors
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