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There is a special spring compressor used to compress the lock plate spring underneath it, then you will be able to remove the snap ring holding the lock plate down, and lock plate spring. You will then need to remove the blinker multi function switch. You will then have access to the bolt holding in the ignition cylinder. There are 2 wires attached to it that run down the inside of the steering column that will need to be unplugged at the base, and new wires threaded down through the steering column when installing the new ignition lock cylinder.

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SOURCE: How do I remove the steering wheel from a 1997 Chevy blazer?


Hi,

If you are trying to remove the steering wheel to change the ignition switch, then you may not have to. The switch is on the steering column about 1/2 down towards the floor, and has a rod that runs from the key cylinder & locking part. You dont need to remove the steering wheel, but if you do so, I suggest you to take some help from some Paint and Body shop so that they can direct you to do it properly and safely.

Do let me know if it helped.

Kanu

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SOURCE: my 1998 chevy truck ignition stuck I took the steering wheel off

You need a lock plate removal tool,napa sells them ,they are cheap,and the pin in the key cylinder? Use a punch to destroy the pin.

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How to remove the ignition lock cylinder from a 93 geo storm


is the lock assembly in the car or out?
there are 2 jobs here, removing the assembly
and after that, attacking the lock it self.???????

any lock smith can rebuild the lock, proper
it has pins that are pressed out.
it can even be rekeyed.

the remove assembly is covered in the FSM, no books?
alldata.com covers that.
it really is an Isuzu. impulse.

my guess is its job 1, assembly out.
so toss coin lands on job1
(on most cars, steering wheel must be removed)
once that is done, its obvious from there, right? that clamp there with the antitamper screws? then must be removed. and replaced new..

a rare car , and even more one that runs....

here is the online FSM answer

  1. Remove the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the combination switch assembly.
  4. Turn the key to the OFFposition, depress the retaining pin and remove the ignition lock cylinder from the switch.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch.
  6. Remove the snapring and spacer collar from the steering shaft.
  7. Disconnect the back drive cable from the ignition switch.
  8. Remove the ignition switch bolts and the ignition switch from the steering column.


now back in?
  1. Install the ignition switch to the steering column and tighten the bolts.
  2. Connect the back drive cable to the ignition switch.
  3. Install the spacer collar and the snapring to the steering shaft.
  4. Connect the electrical connector to the ignition switch.
  5. Install the lock cylinder into the switch.
  6. Install the turn signal switch screws and the turn signal switch.
  7. Install the four screws and the coil assembly to the turn signal switch.
  8. Connect the coil assembly wiring harness to the turn signal switch.
  9. Install the two piece steering column cover and the two piece steering column cover screws.
  10. Raise the steering column and install the upper steering column mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  11. Install the left lower dash trim panel and tighten the lower dash trim panel screws.
  12. Install the lap air deflector and tighten the lap air deflector screws.
  13. Install the knee pad assembly and tighten the five screws, the bolt and the nut attaching the assembly.
  14. Install the engine hood opener cable.
  15. Install the engine hood opener and tighten the two screws.
  16. Connect the electrical connector to the cigar lighter bezel and install the bezel.
  17. Connect the electrical connector to the left switch bezel and install the bezel.
  18. Install the steering wheel.
  19. Connect the negative battery terminal to the battery.

that?

Oct 08, 2014 | 1993 Geo Storm

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Ignition cylinder removal


please post make and model ,as they vary as to the method used to remove

May 20, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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How do i change the ignition cylinder if I have no key


Align the steering wheel so the tires are straight and then remove the ignition key from the Saturn.

  • 2 Remove the lower right side console trim panel to reveal the fuse box panel. The trim panel simply pulls off with a sharp tug. Locate the supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR, or air bag) fuse and then remove it with the fuse puller. Refer to the repair manual for the fuse schematics, if necessary.
  • 3 Open the hood and then disconnect the negative battery terminal from the battery, using a ratchet and socket. Isolate the cable so the terminal does not come into contact with the battery post during the repair.
  • 4 Loosen the four SIR retaining fasteners located behind the air bag module at the rear of the steering wheel using a ratchet and socket.
  • 5 Remove the inflator module away from the steering wheel carefully. Disconnect the connector position assurance (CPA) device from the module. Disconnect the yellow SIR connector at the base of the steering column. Unplug the wire harness from the module and then place the module in a safe place away from your work space with the trim panel facing up.
  • 6 Pry off the upper instrument panel retaining caps with a slotted screwdriver and then remove the trim panel retaining screws. Lift the trim panel upward to disengage the rear retaining clips. Disengage the front trim panel clips by lifting upward at each front corner. Remove the trim panel from the vehicle.
  • 7 Disconnect the CPA device from the passenger-side air bag module and then disconnect the yellow SIR wire from the wire harness pigtail located under the passenger-side dashboard.
  • 8 Disconnect the wire harnesses for the horn and cruise control (if equipped) from the base of the steering wheel. Remove the retaining clip at the center of the steering wheel (if equipped) and then remove the mounting nut beneath it. Pay attention to the alignment of the steering wheel locating notch for reassembly.
  • 9 Apply the steering wheel puller to the steering wheel and tighten the center nut of the puller to draw the steering wheel off the column slowly. Tape the SIR coil into position to prevent accidental coil damage from occurring.
  • 10 Remove the two retaining screws and then the upper steering column cover. Pry off the ignition lock bezel and then remove the two lower retaining screws and the lower steering column cover.
  • 11 Remove the SIR coil from the combination module. Disconnect the CPA device and the wires from the combination switch. Remove the combination switch retaining bolts and then remove the switch from the steering column assembly. If necessary, remove the instrument panel trim covers and center console trim to access the switch fasteners for removal.
  • 12 Disconnect the ignition switch connector and then remove the two ignition switch retaining screws. Disconnect the switch from the ignition module and then remove it from the steering column.
  • 13 Reverse the procedure to reinstall the new replacement ignition switch.
  • Nov 04, 2011 | 2001 Saturn SL

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    I am trying to pull the steering wheel column off to change the key cylinder for a new key in a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville, but I am having some trouble. I have taken the air bag off and the steering wheel...


    You need the proper tool. A steering wheel puller will remove it with ease. It has a center shaft to push on the column and bolts to the wheel itself. When you turn the center shaft it pulls the wheel right off. Try to remove a steering wheel without a puller can damage the column.

    Mar 08, 2011 | 1999 Pontiac Bonneville

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    1996 saturn ignition burned up how do I replace it


    Hello there, here are a few tips to guide you through.

    • Disconnect the negative battery connection cable from the battery terminal. Remove both the upper and lower steering column covers by either unscrewing them or unclipping them, depending on your car make and model. You may need to use a small pry bar to remove the upper and lower steering column covers, if so, use caution and take your time, you don't want to shatter or crack the plastic covers.
    • Remove the steering wheel cover and unscrew the steering wheel from the steering column, there should be six bolts securing it in place. Pull the steering wheel off the shaft slightly and make a mark on both the steering wheel and the shaft to make it easier to line up during the reassembly process. Disconnect the horn wire from the steering wheel by pulling on the boot --- not the wire itself --- to avoid any damage. Pull the steering wheel straight back and remove it entirely from the assembly.
    • Remove the spacer sleeve off the steering column. Remove the large center nut and washer from the steering column that secures the steering wheel adapter in place. Don't remove the steering wheel adapter until you have made a mark on it and the shaft so that you can properly realign them when reassembling. Gently remove the adapter by pulling straight back on it and set it aside.
    • Remove the three screws securing the stock in position. Remove the screws securing the plastic casing around the stock and take the casing off. Carefully pull the stock away from the steering column and gently guide the wires out until they have cleared the steering column, revealing the ignition switch assembly. You don't have to remove the wires from the stock; it's light enough to hang by the wires and not cause damage. Just pull out enough so that it's out of the way. In some cases, the stock will come apart in two pieces. If that's the case, slide off the first piece of the stock and unscrew the second piece, which is usually the piece that connects to your signal switch. Pull it off and bring it together with the first piece of the stock.
    • Remove the small plastic spacer collar around the steering column by gently prying it back inch by inch. Remove the Allen head bolt located on the underside of the steering column and pull back the assembly with the ignition switch. Unplug the wires from the back of the ignition switch and pull it away from the steering column.
    • Insert your key into the ignition and turn it to the locked position. Unscrew the small Phillips screw securing the ignition switch in the ignition switch assembly and slide it out. Put your new ignition switch into the ignition switch assembly and reassemble the entire steering system in the reverse order. Some ignition switch models will require you to depress a retaining pin with a small screwdriver while the key is in the locked position to remove it from the assembly. If your ignition switch is not secured with a small Phillips screw, look for the retaining pin.

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    Jan 11, 2011 | 1996 Saturn SL

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    A headset wire stuck (wound) in crack of steering column in 1998 Contour. How do we retrieve it? Can the wheel be dismantled?


    Yes - the steering wheel can be removed, just be prepared for the wire to be smashed or mangles and unusable. Look on the back side of the steering wheel - you will see some small holes for the retaining screws for the center piece of the steering wheel. If your model has an airbag in the wheel you will need to disconnect the battery to prevent activating the airbag.Remove the panel below the steering wheel to access the harness for the airbag and unplug. Now remove those retaining screws and the center piece of the wheel. Now you will see a large nut on the center shaft of the column.Before you remove the center nut, look at how many threads are exposed above the nut before removing. Lock the steering wheel and remove that nut. Now you will need a steering wheel puller. Find the fasteners that fit your wheel and mount the puller, Turn the puller shaft 3 turns and try to remove wire - if it won't come out then you'll need to completely remove the wheel to extract the wire. Place the wheel back on the column shaft and use that center nut to re - install the steering wheel. You may need to place that nut socket over the shaft around the threaded part and tap lightly to seat the wheel far enough to use the nut to seat the wheel back down. Press steering wheel until it sits where it did in the beginning. Re - install center piece, plug in airbag and replace that lower panel. Your local auto parts store may have a steering wheel puller for rent - if not, they are not expensive to buy ( should be less than $10.00 USD).
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    How do you change an ignition switch on a 1974 corvette steering column ?


    1. Disconnect Battery
    2.Remove steering wheel 1 Clip then a size 13/16th Socket Clocked USE STEERING WHEEL PULLER FOR STEERING WHEEL 3. Use Steering Wheel LOCK RING Press Tool to remove it and its HOLD DOWN CLIP Horn Button & Spring will Come with it
    4. Go to Lower Portion if Steering Collun and Disconnect and remove the BLACK Connecter that is Affixed to the Steer Collum
    5..Back to the TOP Remove the 3 Screws that Hold the Turn Sygnal Assembly Down
    6.Remove the Screw in the Center of the Hazaard Button
    7. Remove the 1 Screw Holding Down the Turn Sygnal Lever
    8.Now Carfully Pull the Entire Assembly OUT of the Center so as for it to be Out of your Way
    9. Look CLOSLY at the Ignition Lock Cylinder Area and Locate Chromed Looking Button
    10.. Push this Button While Slightly Pulling on the Ignition Key Lock and Remove Lock. NOTE If Lock seems th NOT want to come out you will need to Insert the IGNITION Key, But I Believe this 1972 Does Not Require the KEY

    INSTALATION IS REVERSE PROCEDURE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON DETAIL. THIS SHOULDTAKE 2 HOURS
    This is Off the Cuff as Most references DO NOT go Back to 1972 And I have Conducted this Procedure Literaly Hundreds of times

    May 12, 2010 | 1972 Chevrolet Corvette

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    How do you change an ignition switch on a 2002 VW beetle


    This is for the requested item:

    Removal & Installation
    1. If necessary, make sure you have the radio code.
    2. Place the steering wheel in the center (wheels straight ahead) position.
    3. Disarm the SRS system, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical System.
    4. Make sure the negative battery cable is disconnected.
    5. Remove the steering wheel, as outlined in this section.
    6. Remove the upper and lower steering column switch trim. Refer to the Turn Signal (Combination) Switch or Multi-function switch procedure for details.
    7. Disconnect the multi-pin connector from the ignition/starter switch.
    8. Remove the locking fluid (paint) from threaded holes of screws.
    9. Loosen the two screws slightly, and pull ignition/starter switch out from steering lock housing in direction shown.

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    Remove the locking fluid (paint) from threaded holes of the screws (A). Loosen the two screws (A) slightly, then pull the ignition/starter switch out from steering lock housing in direction of the arrow


    To install:
    1. Push the ignition/starter switch into steering lock housing.

      NOTE When installing the ignition/starter lock switch ensure that the ignition/starter lock switch and the lock cylinder are in the same position, e.g. "ignition on".

    2. Tighten screws and seal securing holes with sealant D2.
    3. Connect multi-pin connector to ignition/starter switch.
    4. Install steering column switches, steering wheel trim and steering wheel, as outlined in this section.

    Mar 06, 2010 | 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

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    Turn signal switch


    'm not sure but I'll put in my 2 cents worth.

    I changed a turn signal switch on an older model and it wasn't too difficult. First you have to remove the horn button or top center piece of the steering wheel. There should be screws from the bottom side that you remove to do this. Once you get that off there is simply a large nut in the center than needs to be removed that holds the steering wheel on. [I did not need any sort of steering wheel puller.] Once the steering wheel is off you'll see how the turn signal switch is attached. its simply a matter of disconnecting the wires and removing screws and then putting everything back together. Make sure you get the steering wheel properly positioned. Before you start simply make sure the wheel is positioned in the straight ahead position.

    Jun 23, 2008 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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