Question about 1996 GMC Sonoma
Replaced lock cylinder, worked a couple of times, will not turn again...
When you replaced the cylinder was it new or second hand did you put some lock grease in before assembling the cylinder and barrel.?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a 2000 GMC
You can drill it out. I have had to do this on 2 occassions. First...pull the cowel off around the steering wheel. Get a good light and look closely...some of the screws in the plastic can really hide on you. With cowel removed....look for and opening (small hole) where a little pin sits. Grab a very small screwdriver or pick and push down on that pin while you wiggle the key and try to turn it to the "on" position....you are supposed to put it in the "on" position in order to push the pin in and pull out the cylinder, but you may have some luck seeing as though the tumblers are broke inside. If this doesn't work...you may be drilling it out. Check with dealer too. If you have a plastic top on you key...and a security light and your car....a NAPA or Auto Zone part is not gonna work. You need to buy a key lock and cylinder assembly from the dealer and follow the key up procedure to reprogram the new key to the BCM. when you get a little further into getting it out...I can walk you through getting it in
Posted on Nov 14, 2010
Before you replace the cylinder, you might want to try cleaning the cylinder first, its fairly easy and quick.
Use some WD-40 or equivalent and place the spray tube into the tumbler opening were the key would normally go. Make sure you have a rag or something to catch the excess that runs out. Try to flush it out as much as possible.
Then using a can of compressed air, blow the cylinder out, you may need to repeat as necessary. The process should clean debris that is sticking the tumbler.
Give it a try, it should save you some time and money.
Let me know.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Remove the lower steering column cover and check to see if the rod from the ign. lock and tumbler to the ignition switch is binding up. If it's ok, you're problem may be the bearing under the steering wheel being broken.
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
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