Question about 1997 Geo Prizm
How do you remove the ignition lock cylinder for a 1996 geo prizm
First defeat the air bag system. as that can be very dangerous to any mech. working so close to the driver air bag !!!
some time the (toyota/gm) car was renamed to 1998 Chev, Prism.
this happened in 1997 at the NUMMI factory in calif. why do i mention this , that is because they made may changes , at a spec.
chassis vin number in 1997. some have Toy 4A engine others 7a.
vast changes, and most online FSM books are vague to the extreme here.
but the basic procedure,
1: better minus pull.
2: air bag defeat. the above battery disconnect does not kill air bags
for some time.. (long)
3: steering base plastics, remove.
4: remove anti-theft temper screws (takes some skill )
5: remove key switch connector. (at end of switch pig tail)
6: key switch is not free to spin,
7: some require the steering wheel to be pulled.
if 7 is true, learn first hot to not loose the Air bag coil spring timing.
I highly recommend getting a real shop manual for this car.
working blind can be dangerous to you and others.
the books are not rare, i say get one.
Posted on Apr 29, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1996 geo prizm
you'll have to pull off the interior panel. window in the up position. on the lock cylinder there is a clip that you have to pull off and an arm that actuates the lock. pop the lock out. reverse to install.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
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