Question about 1998 GMC Sierra

1 Answer

I am changing the ignition switch in my 1998 Sierra but I am stuck because i can't seem to get the peice were the key slides into off so that I can remove the tope vinyl cover on the steering column. Any ideas?

Posted by on

  • bret_49 Jun 27, 2009

    Thats the problem I cant remove the top steering wheel cover because of the cover on the tumbler

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 11,896 Answers

Remove steering wheel covers first, then the igniton has a pin on it that will release entire switch

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jun 28, 2009

    There is a little pin on the switch. Push pin in and turn and pull ignition switch out.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

We changed the ignition switch in my sons truck and now the hazzards are stuck on and wont shut off. What do i do


You will have to make sure that you didnt tighten the hazard switch screw in while it was in the wrong position. IF that does not work, you will have pull the wheel of again and make sure that the turn signal assembly is not binding it.

Nov 13, 2010 | 1998 GMC Sierra

2 Answers

I have a Honda 1998 V6. i just had a gear box change. now i am experiencing ignition key stuck problems that i never had. sometimes my key gets stuck and i simply push the stick to nuetral and park and it...


There is a recall on 1998-2002 Accords regarding defective ignition key mechanicals. Try jiggling the transmission shifter on park, while trying to extract the key, to make sure the shifter sensor (park) is allowing the key to be retrieved. For what i have read, the recall failure works the other way, it allows the key to be taken out on any gear, engine on or off !!.

Sep 16, 2010 | 1998 Honda Accord

1 Answer

My ignition key is stuck in the tumbler. problem just started.i cannot get it loose what do i do. 1994 gmc 5.7 ltr 4x4 sierra truck


you can try using graphite powder in the ignition switch if you can remove the key,put the powder on the key & push it in & out to work the powder into the switch, don't use any spray type lubricants as this only attracts dust & clogs the switch up even more....hope this helps.....cheers

Jul 13, 2010 | 1994 GMC Sierra

1 Answer

1995 honda civic the key gets stuck in the ignition only when its cold outside. In the summer all is good. I had the switch changed but all that did was make my 500 dollars poorer.


If it's just the ignition switch you had changed then you might just try spraying one shot of WD40 inside the tumbler (where your key slides in).

Dec 10, 2009 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Someone tried to steal my truck how do i get the ignition out and replace it


YOUR TRUCK HAS WHAT IS CALLED A VATS KEY, SO YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE THE KEY PROGRAMMED TO THE TRUCK ,EVEN AFTER YOU REPLACE THE SWITCH,YOU WILL PROBABLY NEED THE VIN # TO GET THE CORRECT SWITCH FOR YOU TRUCK ,BUT TO REPLACE THE SWITCH YOU WILL NEED SEVERAL TOOLS ,LIKE A COLUMN LOCK PLATE COMPRESSER LOCK RING PLIERS, A SET OF PICKS TO GET THE LOCK PLATE LOCK RING OFF,AND A PULLER SET TO REMOVE THE STEERING WHEEL,AFTER THE WHEEL IS OFF ,GENTLY AS YOU CAN PULL THE SRS CLOCKSPRING OUT FAR ENOUGH TO GET TO THE LOCK PLATE ,AFTER THE PLATE IS OFF,TAKE THE SCREW OUT OF THE TURN SIGNAL ARM,& POSSIBLY THE HAZZARD SWITCH KNOB THEN REMOVE THE THREE SCREWS HOLDING THE T-SIGNAL SWITCH (IF APPLIES TO THIS TRUCK) IF NOT AFTER LOCK PLATE YOU WILL SEE A TORX SCREW ON RH BOTTOM INSIDE COLUMN,REMOVE IT & THE SWITCH WILL SLIDE OUT . I WOULD RECOMMEND LETTING A PROFESSIONAL DO IT BECAUSE OF THE SECURITY SYSTEM FOR THE KEY & IGNITION.

Dec 05, 2009 | 1998 GMC Sierra

1 Answer

1985 t bird/ignition switch was stuck and had to change the swith on car, and now it wont stay started unlees i hold down the key


it slides up ad down for adjustment. lossen the two bolts ,turn key to acc setting and slide the switch down until the radio works. tighten the bolts and try to to start. this might take several attemps

Nov 21, 2009 | 1985 Ford Thunderbird

1 Answer

How to remove the ignition in 1991 GMC Sierra? My son broke off his key and the other half is stuck way down in the ignition.


disconnect neg battery terminal -remove steering wheel will need a puller some auto stores let u borrow these tools -remove turn signal switch not necessary to totally remove switch pull far enough rearward to slip over shaft but dont pull harness out of column --turn key to run -remove the lock retaining screws dont drop into column -remove lock -screw torque is 40 inch lbs for reg column 22 for adjustable column

Oct 21, 2009 | 1991 GMC Sierra

1 Answer

Ignition stuck


sounds like key tumbler broken internally , disconnect coil to stop engine and disconnect battery to stop battery drain til problem fixed, may have to jiggle key and tumbler til it releases key ,

Feb 16, 2009 | 1991 GMC Sierra

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 GMC Sierra Logo

306 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GMC Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Freddy

Level 3 Expert

1311 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Are you a GMC Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...