How do you change a key switch in a 2001 chevy impala, the factory keys wont turn in the switch
If your key is worn try getting a new one cut.
The ignition lock cylinder and keys do not contain any
coded electronic components. The lock cylinder housing contains the coded
electronic components. Changing an ignition lock cylinder or replacing a key
is a purely mechanical process which does not affect the vehicle theft deterrent
system. To replace an existing key, simply cut a new key to match the existing
one. If no keys are available, the lock cylinder must be changed.
To change the lock cylinder, simply replace the existing lock cylinder with
one of the same type.
If you are unable to operate the ignition cylinder with a new key then you will probably need to replace the cylinder and switch.Replacement of the switch involves reprogramming
The system may be programmed with or without a scan tool.
There is a way to get the cylinder out without replacing the switch but this procedure should be performed by a qualified GM technician as it involves removal of the switch and some precise drilling.
Nov 01, 2009 |
2001 Chevrolet Impala