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How do I change the ignition cylinder on a 97 Chevy c1500 if can't turn key to on/run.

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You need to remove the steering wheel , turn signal control and in the steering column you will find a pin that holds the tumblers in place for the key switch. You can remove the pin and then remove the key tumbler and replace it. Go to You Tube and they have videos on just what you need to do to remove the steering wheel and etc. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: I have a 97 Chevy c1500 5.7. misfire/run hot

Do a compression test...may be a valve issue.
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SOURCE: On a 97 c1500 chevy.How do I get ingation switch out if can't turn key to start?

You'll have to drill it out.

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