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How do I replace the tumbler on my 1995 GMC truck

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  • alan0614 Jul 03, 2009

    the ignition tumbler needs to be replaced due to wear and tear over the years.

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Lock tumbler? If so, which one, doors or ignition? Or do you mean a little person doing gymnastics?

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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    Douglas Hansen Jul 04, 2009

    To remove it, remove the horn cover or center pad, be careful if you have an airbag, that needs to be unplugged, and some people like to dissarm it with the fuse. The steering wheel need to be pulled off after you remove the clip and nut. Also take care here of the horn wire, as it twists CCW and pulls out. (Like a brake light bulb) Then you need a tool to compress the steering wheel lock plate, as it has a spring behind it. Once compressed, it has a retaining ring that needs to be removed. Remove the lock ring and spring, and behind that is the directional switch. Remove the screws that mount it, but you dont need to unplug the wiring harness. On GM's the directional lever pulls straight out to the left to remove. It must be in the off position. Now you can see a small slot that has a tab you push, with the key in the ignition, to release the lock assembly. I would buy a new one or have it rebuilt by a dealer or lock smith. They are a little tedious. Note that a couple of special tools are needed. Like a steering wheel puller and the lock ring compressor. (If you are handy you can make them)

    Hope this helps, I would recommend a parts blow-up to assist if you can get one!

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