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Disable a lock system connected to the ingition key

How to disable a kill switch that is connected to the inginition key?

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It can't be done the computer needs this signal to start up alot of different circuits

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That has to be done with the special scanner called a Tech2 at the dealer, the scanner allows for an interface to be established with the security module for reprogramming, so sorry you can't do this at home.

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Do you have to teach your computer on1998cavalier when replacing ingition switch


I don't think so: Ignition Switch REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: Ignition switch mounting 87958063.gif
CAUTION
The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before working around the steering column. Failure to do may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If equipped, disable the SIR system.
  3. Remove the steering column.
  4. The ignition switch is located at the base of the steering column. Disconnect the vehicle wire harness from the ignition switch.
  5. Unfasten the mounting screws, then remove the ignition switch assembly. To install: WARNING
    When fasteners are removed, always reinstall them at the same location from which they were removed. If a fastener needs to be replaced, use the correct part number fastener for that application. If the correct part number is not available, a fastener of equal size and strength (or stronger) may be used. Fasteners that are to be reused, and those requiring thread locking compound will be called out. The correct torque value must be used when installing fasteners that require it. If the above conditions are not followed, parts or system damage could result.
  6. Position the ignition switch assembly.
  7. Install and tighten the 2 mounting screws.
  8. Connect the vehicle wire harness to the switch assembly.
  9. Install the steering column.
  10. Enable the SIR system.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Sep 18, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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How to change the ingition on a 94 bonneville


remove the steering wheel and turn signal switch and you will see a torx or allen head screw where the switch is located remove it and wsitch comes out!! if ya lost the key go to a lock smith and he should be able to cut a key from your vin dealer can usually do this also that is if ya lost ur key

Jan 06, 2010 | 1994 Pontiac Bonneville

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Got a 2000 chevy 3500 express van how do i get the old ignition switch out to replace it


remove the steering wheel , need a puller and locking ring tool, disconnect batt, turn the key to tho on position, and remove bolt that holds the tumbler in,

Nov 13, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet 3500

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How do u chang the ingition switch


Removal & Installation

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Ignition lock cylinder removal

WARNING On vehicles with air bags, disable the SIR system. The vehicles wheels must be in the straight ahead position and the key must be in the LOCK position when removing or installing the steering column. Failure to do so may cause the SIR coil assembly to become uncentered and may result in otherwise unneeded SIR repairs.


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If equipped, properly disable the SIR system, as outlined in Section 6 of this manual.
  3. Remove the left side lower trim panel.
  4. Remove the steering column-to-support screws and lower the steering column.
  5. Unplug the dimmer switch and turn signal switch connectors.
  6. Remove the wiring harness-to-firewall nuts.
  7. Remove the steering column-to-steering gear bolt and remove the steering column from the vehicle.
  8. Remove the combination switch.
  9. Place the lock cylinder in the RUN position.
  10. Remove the steering shaft assembly and turn signal switch housing as an assembly.
  11. Using the terminal remover tool No. J 35689A or equivalent, label and unplug the wires F and G on the connector at the buzzer switch assembly from the turn signal switch electrical harness connector.
  12. With the lock cylinder in the RUN position, remove the buzzer switch.
  13. Place the lock cylinder in the ACCESSORY position, remove the lock cylinder retaining screw, and remove the lock cylinder.
  14. Remove the dimmer switch nut/bolt, the dimmer switch, and the actuator rod.
  15. Remove the dimmer switch mounting stud (the mounting nut was attached to it).
  16. Remove the ignition switch-to-steering column screws and the ignition switch.
  17. Remove the lockbolt screws and the lockbolt.
  18. Remove the switch actuator rack and ignition switch.
  19. Remove the steering shaft lock and spring.
To install:
  1. To install the lockbolt, lubricate it with lithium grease and install the lockbolt, spring and retaining plate.
  2. Lubricate the teeth on the switch actuator rack, install the rack and the ignition switch through the opening in the steering bolt until it rests on the retaining plate.
  3. Install the steering column lock cylinder set by holding the barrel of the lock cylinder, inserting the key and turning the key to the ACCESSORY position.
  4. Install the lock set in the steering column while holding the rack against the lockplate.
  5. Install the lock retaining screw. Insert the key in the lock cylinder and turn the lock cylinder to the START position and the rack will extend.
  6. Center the slotted holes on the ignition switch mounting plate and install the ignition switch mounting screw and nut.
  7. Install the dimmer switch and actuator rod into the center slot on the switch mounting plate.
  8. Install the buzzer switch and turn the lock cylinder to the RUN position. Push the switch in until it is bottomed out with the plastic tab that covers the lock retaining screw.
  9. Install the steering shaft and turn signal housing as an assembly.
  10. Install the turn signal switch. Install the steering wheel to the column, and tighten the steering shaft nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  11. Install the steering column in the vehicle. Connect all electrical leads. Install the lower trim panels.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable.
  13. If equipped, properly enable the SIR system, as outlined in Section 6 of this manual.
  14. Check steering column operations.

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Warning chimes sound when driver door is opened


sounds like the ignition sw....check closely the key in the tumbler (sw), is there excessive play when you turn it to the off position???try turning it off with a little force to ensure its OFF, does this stop your problem??? if so it either your switch or excessive wear in the key/tumbler /linkage ....let me know if this helps....GL

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2001 Mazda Millenia ignition switch / steering wheel locked


The tumblers have wore down and won't let the key turn. At this point you need to have the tumbler set replaced.
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When I turn the key off, it is like disconnecting the battery.


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