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2006 hhr to take out ignition switch out - 2006 Chevrolet HHR

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    Bob Sloan May 11, 2010

    Youre going to have to be a lot more specific. We aren't psychic here.

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Removal & Installation

1. Disable the SIR system.


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Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel by releasing the retaining fasteners

  1. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel (1) by pulling out on the trim panel in order to release the retaining fasteners (2).
  2. Disconnect the electrical connectors on the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel (1).

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Remove the steering column opening filler assembly, with clip, & bumper

3. Remove the steering column opening filler assembly (1) by pulling away the clips (2).
4. Disconnect the electrical connector for the trunk release.2006 hhr to take out ignition switch out - 77e0f1d.gif />
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Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) left side trim panel

  1. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) left side trim panel (1).
  2. Tilt the steering wheel up.
  3. Disconnect the I/P dimmer swit2006 hhr to take out ignition switch out - 88e8dec.gifequipped, the fog lamp switch.

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Remove the 4 bezel screws (2) & the Instrument Panel (I/P) cluster bezel assembly (1)

  1. Tilt the steering wheel down.
  2. Remove the 4 instrument panel cluste2006 hhr to take out ignition switch out - 810fe4a.gifews.
  3. Remove the instrument panel cluster bezel.

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Remove the steering column trim covers: steering column upper cover assembly, steering column left cover assembly, & steering column right cover assembly

Remove the steering column trim covers:
  • Remove the 3 cover screws (4).
  • Remove the steering column upper cover assembly (1).
  • Remove the 2006 hhr to take out ignition switch out - bd6042a.giflumn left cover assembly (2).
  • Remove the steering column right cover assembly (3).


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Removal of the ignition switch

    1. Disconnect the ignition switch harness connector.
    1. WARNING
    The ignition switch must be in the run position during removal in order to avoid damage to the ignition switch.

    1. Turn the ignition switch to the run position.
    2. Remove the ignition switch screws.
    3. Remove the ignition switch from the steering column.
    To install:
    1. Install the ignition switch and screws on to the steering column. Tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
    2. Connect the ignition switch harness connector.
    3. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.
    4. Tighten the trim cover screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm)
    5. Tighten the 4 instrument panel cluster bezel screws to 19 inch lbs. (2 Nm)
    6. Enable the SIR system. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System), arming the system.
      NOTE If the ignition switch is replaced and a learn procedure is not performed, the engine will crank but not start or will start and stall immediately.

    7. Perform the vehicle theft deterrent system learn procedure.

    Posted on Mar 12, 2010

    • robert owen
      robert owen Jan 21, 2014

      what the hell isa learn procedure

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    SOURCE: ignition problems

    my 2007 HHR power steering light keeping coming on the in 5 to 10 mins I am have a hard time steering my car

    Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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    SOURCE: Key win't turn ignition switch in 2008 Chevy HHR

    replace the floor shifter. there is a switch on the shifter that allows the key to move. gm has had alot of problems with these shifters.

    Posted on Dec 27, 2009

    MrRodneyLong
    • 74 Answers

    SOURCE: 2006 Chevy HHR

    start with the shifter. a common problem is the shifter is not making connection with the switch to tell the car its in park. jar ( hit) the shifter some and see if this doesnt let the key release. if this doesnt work then on plastic covering under the ignition switch is a small opening with a plastic cover. Remove the cover, feel with your finger until you find the release button for the key. The key will then come out.

    Posted on Jul 04, 2008

    • 437 Answers

    SOURCE: My 2006 HHR ignition switch would not allow key to

    shifter pin is broken that is why the switch will not come out of run. the shifter assembly needs to be replaced to fix the key not turning back.

    Posted on Sep 27, 2009

    bdubsee
    • 75 Answers

    SOURCE: Key stuck in ignition

    This is a VERY common problem and there is a campaign though I am not sure it ever made it to full recall. The ultimate answer is to have the ignition switch replaced. In the meantime, you'll need to be able to get that key out. On the bottom side of the steering column there is a one inch square rubber plug that you pry out. You can then use your pointer finger to push the switch in. This will release the lock and let you turn your key to the off position and remove. You may want to leave this plug out as you'll be doing this a lot until it is repaired.

    Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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