Question about 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
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Fig. Fig. 1: Ignition switch mounting
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.
Posted on May 02, 2010
I'm undertand that you are talking about the Ignition Lock Cylinder the part where the
key goes turn the switch to "ON". There is a square pin on the front of
the switch (side closest to dash). Push the pin in and pull the
cylinder out. Mine was locked so I had to drill it out.
The igintiion lock assmebly contains two components: a lock cylinder to deter theft and an electrical portion that supplies power to electrical components such as the radio, electric windows, and windshield wipers. The electrical portion of the ignition switch also provides power to the starter motor to start the engine.
The ignition lock is an anti-theft device that prevents a vehicle from being driven unless the ignition key is in the ignition switch. If the ignition key is not in the ignition switch, it 's impossible to turn the steering wheel.
To replace the ignition switch cylinder lock, the trim panels around the steering wheel are removed. Then the tamper-proof hardware that attaches the ignition lock assembly to the steering column is removed.
The ignition lock assembly is removed from the steering column, and the lock cylinder is replaced. The new ignition lock is reattached to the steering column, and the trim panels are replaced.
Here have other reference guide... The ignition switch is usually mounted to the steering column and is operated by a linkage rod.
NOTE On column-mounted ignition switches, don't confuse the switch with the lock cylinder and keys. The ignition switch is not normally visible. On some vehicles, the steering column support has to be removed and the column lowered to find the ignition switch. On others, the switch is accessible under the dash.
The ignition switch is operated by the key switch. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company. To replace the switch:
Hope this helped.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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