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I REPLACED THE STEERING COLUMN LOCK AND IGNITION SWITCH CYLINDER ON MY 1992 CAMARO RS EVERYTHING TURNS ON BUT IT WON'T START IT JUST CLICKS. THE FACTORY SWITCH HAD THE KEY STAMP WITH THAT CHIP ON IT. THE NEW ONE CAME WITH THE OLD SCHOOL GM KEY. IS THAT THE REASON IT WONT TURN OVER? CAN U HELP ME?

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    I REPLACED THE STEERING COLUMN LOCK AND IGNITION SWITCH CYLINDER ON MY 1992 CAMARO RS EVERYTHING TURNS ON BUT IT WON'T START IT JUST CLICKS. THE FACTORY SWITCH HAD THE KEY STAMP WITH THAT CHIP ON IT. THE NEW ONE CAME WITH THE OLD SCHOOL GM KEY. IS THAT THE REASON IT WONT TURN OVER? CAN U HELP ME?

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If you do not have a pass key any more, then you will need to dissable the antitheft (pass key module) in order for the engine to turn over. From what I gather you have replaced the column with an older version, which will not allow any comm. with the module. The pass key module enables the starter circuit. See diagram.


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The correct ignition switch for your car runs around $42. It doesn't do anymore than read the key. The 'chip' in the key is basically just a resistor. the ignition switch reads it and then sends the value to your PATS box (security box). It's possible to bypass it using a $0.49 resistor from Radio shack, You could also reprogram the new keys that come with the new switch to work with your car. Dealership should be able to program the system pretty easily. Here is a override for the VATS. Read the instalation instructions: http://www.ecklerscamaro.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=725143&dept%5Fid=1620

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    You need to use the original key with the chip or bypass the security system so you can use an aftermarket key

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    gusamen54 Feb 08, 2013

    how do you bypass the security system

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If all you did was to remove things down to the turn signal switch to allow access to the screw that holds the lock cylinder in, I would check the ignition switch for being out of adjustment. Do you have to turn the key a long way to get the engine to turn over? If you have to do that as well then go towards the bottom of the column. The switch is held on my two screws (5/16..maybe one a phillips screw). Loosen the screws and slide the switch. In your case with not turning back far enough to get the key out I would say slide the swicth down towards the firewall. The high/lowbeam dimmer swicth is also attached to part of the ignition switch.

Your clockspring not going in makes me think you don't have the rest together correctly. There should be a heavy spring, them the white plastic horn/ signal actuator that fits around the top of the spring, then the lock plate, THEN, there is a C clip. Just a round metal clip that is split. The lock plate needs to be pressed down, usually with a tool (I have used my thumbs and a budies help in the past) then that clip slides over the shaft and down into a grove to keep the lock plate down tight.
If that is not done then this could also be the reason why your column feels loose. Another reason for that is at times there are four Torx bolts that work themselves loose. If the column was tight before I would bet its the clip is not in the lock plate.

I have pictures of when I replaced my ignition lock in my 91 (same column) I don't know if I can post them here though.
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I just put a new ignition lock cylinder in my 92 Camaro Rs and I can't turn the key to lock which keeps it from releasing the key. What should I do?


Your ignition switch may be out of adjustment. If you did not pull apart the whole column and get the rack, which is opposite the lock cylinder, out of time then try sliding the switch downwards.
The swicth is located at the bottom of the column on top of the tube.

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I'm replacing the ignition Lock cyl. in my 92 camaro RS and I'm having trouble running the orange wire connected to the new ignition lock cyl. through the steering column. Is their any tips on how...


When I did this on my 91 I attached a small wire (safety wire) to the leads before I pulled it out so I could attach it to the new wire and pull on the other end to feed it down the column.
I'm betting you pulled it out already without doing this.
You can try to feed a more rigid wire down the column so you can do this. Long enough so you can twist the end around the plug at the tiop and pull at the bottom. I know the small wire from the ignition lock would just bunch up as you push because is flexable.
It also helps to have the steering tilted so the column is straight for a smoother shot at it.

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The switch electrical portion can be replaced separatly from the mechanical portion (tumbler that the key engages). It is not a real difficult repair but requires some mechanical knowlege of how the column is assembled.

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this is the oldest info I have. should be similar

Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1994 Town Car, Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the four or five self-tapping screws. Remove tilt steering column lock lever (if so equipped).
  1. Remove lower steering column shroud.
  1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
  1. Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder to the RUN position.
  1. Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch.
  1. Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
Installation
NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.
  1. Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
  1. Check to ensure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
  1. Install the ignition switch into the actuator. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
  1. Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
  1. Connect electrical connector to ignition switch.
  1. Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the LOCK position.
  1. Install upper steering column shroud.
  1. Install the lower steering column shroud and tilt steering column lock lever (if so equipped).

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I have a 91 camaro rs i put a starter in it it wont start. the guy i got it from made a new key at a chevy dealer i think why wont it do anything. ty john


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My key will start the car but it wont turn the car off i have to unplulg the distributor to kill theh car. Also the ignition switch in the car rotates all the way around but it has always done that it just...


the ignition switch is an electrical part. The lock cylinder is whre the key goes and it activates the ignition switch. If you pulled the lock cylinder out, you could operate the car with a screwdriver.
Either you have damaged the ignition switch where the lock cylinder goes into it, or the lock cylinder is damaged where it fits into the ignition switch.

this is 96 taurus, don't have 92 sorry

Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Remove lower instrument panel steering column cover (04459).
  1. Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) to the RUN position.
  1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
  1. Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch (11572).
  1. Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
Installation
  1. NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.

    Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
  1. Make sure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
  1. Install the ignition switch pin into the actuator. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
  1. Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
  1. Connect electrical connector to ignition switch.
  1. Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the LOCK position.
  1. Install lower instrument panel steering column cover with screws.
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Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Ignition Switch The ignition switch (11572), which is mounted on the steering actuator housing (3F723), operates in the following manner:
  • The ignition switch is cycled through rotation of the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) through a pin which is part of the ignition switch.
  • The ignition switch lock cylinder also controls the mechanism which provides a positive lock for the transaxle linkage and the steering system.
  • The locking mechanism is located in the steering column housing.
The ignition switch lock cylinder positions are:
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  • LOCK
  • OFF
  • RUN
  • START
The key can be removed from the ignition switch lock cylinder with the column-shift transaxle only when the shift lever is in PARK position and the key is in LOCK position.
  • The ACC position operates while the steering and transaxle remain locked.
  • The engine shuts off when the key is turned to the OFF position without locking the steering or transaxle.
Blade Type
The ignition switch has blade-type terminals that engage with one multiple connector. The multiple connector is secured to the ignition switch by an integral connector fastener.

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