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I'm trying to remove the ignition switch from a 1999 Pontic Grand AM, do you have to remove the entire instrument cluster

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Where is the switch?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    remove instrument panel

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Buy manual, disassemble steering column, disconnect battery first

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Have 1999 Dodge stratus all the gauges stopped working and odometer reads -no bus- a/c compressor stop working to, they all stopped at the same time.


I'd have to check voltage and ground for the instrument cluster. I noticed one of the fuses for your instrument cluster goes hot with the key on, same thing for ac compressor. I'd have to voltage feed to and from ignition switch for applicable fuse. Check the ignition switch wiring connector. I can't rule out ignition switch itself, at the moment.
There could be other issues?
Ignition switch faults are common on some makes and models.
Instrument cluster wiring connector problems. Sometimes if you disconnect and reconnect the instrument cluster connector, it may start working again, also, cycling the instrument cluster connector may reset, if it starts working, well, it's working for now, may quit again.
Some instrument clusters may do a self test, don't know about yours?
Press and hold odometer reset button, turn key to run position release odometer reset button, watch the odometer. Your indicator lamps may turn on and off, the gages may cycle in small increments. The cluster will exit self test on its own.
You may have to check buss circuits.

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Ignition switch 124 merc replace


Adjust the Mercedes telescoping steering wheel to the maximum extended position (maximum out position).
Move the front driver's seat to the rear-most position.
Disconnect the negative battery cable by loosening the retaining nut on the negative battery cable clamp and sliding the clamp off the battery terminal.
Remove the screws on the underside of the instrument panel cluster that hold the instrument cluster cowl in place and remove the cowl.
Remove the four screws holding the instrument cluster in place and remove the instrument cluster from the dash. Make sure to remove the electrical connectors from the back of the instrument cluster before trying to completely remove the cluster.
Turn the ignition key to the "I" position and remove the electrical plug in the back of the ignition switch. The switch should be exposed now that the cowl and instrument cluster have been removed. You will access the plug from the top of the ignition switch and cylinder assembly.
Loosen, but do not remove, the Allen bolt on top of the ignition cylinder that mates with the steering column using an Allen wrench.
Remove the two 13 mm bolts on top of the steering column. This will allow the steering column to drop down roughly 3 inches so that you can access the release button for the ignition switch.
Press the release button on the steering column where the ignition cylinder enters the column.
Turn the key to the "I" position and remove the ignition cylinder and switch assembly by pulling it out of the steering column.
Remove the ignition wiring from the back of the ignition switch and cylinder assembly by pressing down on the release tab on the electrical connector and pulling it off the switch.
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How to replace check engine light bulb on 1999 Chevrolet Blazer?


You must remove the entire instrument cluster to access the bulb.

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Instructions how to step by step replace ignition lock cylindor for an 1999 oldsmobile intrigue


1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue

IGNITION SWITCH AND LOCK CYLINDER REPLACEMENT

1. Disconnect battery
2. Disable Supplemental Restraint System (Airbags)
3. Remove traction control switch from rear of center console plate
4. Open console lid and remove screws at front of console
5. Pull console plate up to release clips and slide over shifter
6. Pull rearward to release clips retaining instrument panel accessory trim plate to instrument panel
7. Remove screws attaching radio to instrument panel
8. Disconnect electrical connectors and remove radio
9. Take down instrument panel hush panels and disconnect courtesy lights. Remove hush panels
10. Remove knee bolster and knee bolster bracket from driver's side below steering column
11. Remove screws from IPC trim plate
12. Pull out instrument panel cluster trim plate to release from retainers
13. Remove trip odometer and reset switch from IPC trim plate
14. Remove IPC trim plate
15. Remove screws from IPC and pull IPC out
16. Disconnect electrical connectors from IPC and remove IPC from the instrument panel
17. Disconnect ignition switch connectors
18. Turn ignition switch to the ACC position and remove park lock cable from ignition switch
19. Turn ignition switch to ON position
20. Depress and hold locking tab on right side of ignition switch with a small, flat-bladed screwdriver and pull ignition lock cylinder from ignition switch
21. Remove ignition switch bezel from ignition lock cylinder
22. Remove screws attaching ignition switch to bracket
23. Remove ignition switch through the IPC opening
24. To install, reverse procedure

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My Dash Isnt working, the gauges dont move or work how do i fix it


Instrument Cluster -it could be a loose connection at the harness. REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disable the SIR system. Refer to procedure outlined in this section.
  3. Remove the cluster trim plate, as follows. Fig. 1: View of the cluster trim plate (1), instrument panel (2), dimmer switch lead (3), fog lamp switch (4), and mounting screws (5) - Chevrolet Malibu shown 93206g21.gif
    Fig. 2: View of the cluster trim plate screws (1), cluster trim plate (2), and instrument panel assembly (3) - Oldsmobile Cutlass shown 93206g22.gif
    1. Remove the bezel from the ignition switch. Fig. 3: Remove the bezel from the ignition switch 93206p24.jpg

    2. Remove the screws fastening the cluster trim plate.
    3. Gently pry out the trim plate.
    4. Detach the hazard and instrument panel electrical connectors and remove the trim plate.
  4. Remove the four screws attaching the instrument cluster to the dash panel.
  5. Pull the cluster rearward and detach the electrical connections, then remove the cluster from the vehicle. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the instrument cluster assembly 93206g23.gif
    To install:
  6. Attach the cluster electrical connectors and position the cluster into the instrument panel recess.
  7. Install the screws into the instrument cluster and dash. Tighten the screws until fully driven, seated, not stripped.
  8. Install the cluster trim plate, using the reverse of the removal procedure.
  9. Enable the SIR system as outlined in this section.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
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How do I change the dash lights in my 1997 ford crown victoria? I took out all the screws but still cant get the cover off to get to the bulbs. URG!!!


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Conventional Cluster Fig. 1: Remove the trim screw covers on the driver's and . . . 89606p41.jpg
Fig. 2: . . . passenger side of the instrument cluster 89606p42.jpg
Fig. 3: Remove the upper trim panel retaining screws 89606p43.jpg
Fig. 4: Remove the headlight switch knob 89606p44.jpg
Fig. 5: Detach the electrical connectors for the trim panel and remove it from the vehicle 89606p45.jpg
Fig. 6: Remove the instrument cluster retaining screws from either side of the cluster 89606p46.jpg
Fig. 7: Remove the transmission range indicator cable 89606p47.jpg
Fig. 8: Slide the cluster out and detach the electrical connectors and . . . 89606p48.jpg
Fig. 9: . . . . remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle 89606p49.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On 1989 vehicles, disconnect the speedometer cable. On 1989 Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis, remove the headlight switch knob and shaft assembly.
  3. Remove the instrument cluster trim cover attaching screws and remove the trim cover.
  4. Except 1992-98 Grand Marquis, remove the lower steering column cover retaining screws and remove the lower cover. On 1992-98 Grand Marquis, remove the knee bolster retaining screws and remove the knee bolster.
  5. On all except 1992-98 Grand Marquis, remove the lower half of the steering column shroud.
  6. Remove the screw holding the transmission range indicator column bracket to the steering column. Detach the cable loop from the pin and cane shift lever. Remove the column bracket from the column.
  7. Remove the 4 cluster retaining screws. Disconnect the cluster feed plugs from the receptacle and remove the cluster assembly.
  8. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
Electronic Cluster NOTE: The electronics within the electronic instrument cluster are not serviceable. In the event of an electronic failure, the entire instrument cluster must be replaced or returned to the manufacturer for repair.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and set the parking brake.
  2. Unsnap the center moulding on the left and right sides of the instrument panel. Remove the steering column cover and column shroud.
  3. Remove the knobs from the auto dim and auto lamp switches, if equipped. Remove the 13 screws retaining the instrument panel and pull the panel out.
  4. Move the shift lever to the 1 position, if required, for easier access.
  5. Detach the electrical connectors from the warning lamp module, switch module and center panel switches, if equipped.
  6. Remove the instrument cluster carefully so as not to scratch the cluster lens. Detach the electrical connector from the front of the cluster.
  7. Disconnect the transmission range indicator assembly from the cluster by carefully bending the bottom tab down and pulling the indicator assembly forward.
  8. Pull the cluster out and detach the electrical connectors on the rear of the cluster. Remove the instrument cluster.
  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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2003 Grand Am GT Replacing ignition cylinder


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Mar 25, 2010 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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How do I replace ignition switch?


turn off radio.first so you wont lose code.then disconnect negative battery.you also want to disable air bags. because you going to have to remove center instrument panel trim bezel.and the instrument cluster.remove 2 screws securing the ignition switch.then push switch in straight back to clear the mounting bracket.lift it out from behind the instrument panel.disconnect the ignition switch electrical connectors.and the ignition interlock cable.using the key turn the lock cylinder to run and press in the pin to release the cylinder.then with draw the cylinder with key.the cylinder must be removed even if only the switch portion is to be replaced.in order to remove the 2 wires connector.WARNING WAIT 20 MINUTES.AFTER DISCONNECTING BATTERY.TO WORK ON INSTRUMENT CLUSTER GIVE AIR BAGS TIME TO DISCHARGED ABOUT 20 MINUTES..IF YOU REPLACE IGNITION SWITCH AT HOME CAR MAY NOT CRANK.BECAUSE.YOUR NEW KEYS HAS TO BE PROGRAM TO CAR .BEFORE IT CRANK OR THE THEFT DETERRANT AND PCM. WILL NOT RECOGNIZE IT.NOT LET IT CRANK.

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I need to change the bulb in the analog clock in my 1999 Lincoln Towncar. How do I go about getting to it without tearing apart the dashboard?


you need a special tool to get the radio out. It has pins that spread out spring clips so the radio can pull out.

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SECTION 413-00: Instrument Cluster and Panel Lighting — General Information 1999 Town Car Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Bulb —Electric Clock
Special Tool(s) Radio Removing Tool
T87P-19061-A

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Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  1. Pull out the radio using Radio Removing Tool.
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  1. Remove the radio.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
    1. Disconnect the antenna cable.
    1. Remove the radio.
  1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel bolts.
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  1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel bolts.
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  1. Pull out and position aside the instrument cluster finish panel.
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  1. Disconnect the electric clock electrical connector.
  1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel.
    1. Disconnect the headlight switch electrical connector.
    1. Disconnect the dimmer switch electrical connector.
    1. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel.
  1. Remove the electric clock illumination bulb.

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Diagram on a pontiac grand prix


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