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Remove steering column to replace cylinder key assembly. i already bought keys and cylinder cant undo steering wheel. is there a puller etc. 1996 CADILLAC DEVILLE ELECTRIC CLUSTER. 32,000 MILES

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#1. center the steering wheel and remove the ignition key to lock the wheel and column. DO NOT undo it until the steering wheel is replaced. If the column moves the clock spring can be easily broken.
#2: Locate the airbag controller, and disconnect the yellow connector and fit a shorting pin. This is to ensure that the airbag does not explode.
#3. pull of the horn button, which exposes the airbag and (fragile and expensive) clock spring assembly.

#4. Remove the nut on the column. You may need a puller device if hitting the steering wheel does not release it.

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How do I replace the ignition lock cylinder assembly in a Toyota T100

  1. Removing the Cylinder
    • Lift the hood and prop it open. Disconnect both battery cables from their terminals. Wait at least three minutes for all residual electricity to discharge before you begin working near the airbag.
    • 2Locate the two airbag attaching screws, one on each side of the steering wheel. Pry off the plastic covers to reveal a Torx screw. Use a Torx screwdriver to loosen these two screws, which you can't remove completely. They will stop when fully retracted and remain attached to the steering wheel.

    • 3Lift the airbag out of the steering wheel. Disconnect the airbag wires from the harness by lifting up the plastic tabs on each side and pulling the two sections apart. Place the airbag face up in a safe location.
    • 4Unplug the horn electrical connector, which you will see once you remove the airbag.
    • 5Point the front wheels straight ahead. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut using a socket. Place a mark on the steering wheel and the steering wheel shaft so you will be able to realign them during reassembly.
    • 6Attach the steering wheel puller. There are bolt holes on each side of the steering wheel shaft. Screw the bolts on the puller into these holes and turn the puller handle clockwise to force the steering wheel off the shaft.
    • 7Remove the steering column covers by detaching the two screws on the front of the column. You will see these once you remove the steering wheel. There is one additional screw under the steering column. Pry off the ignition switch bezel. This is the plastic piece that surrounds the ignition cylinder. You should be able to pull it off using your fingers. If not, use a small flat-head screwdriver.
    • 8Unplug the connector from the ignition switch. This connector simply pulls out of the wiring harness, without any clips to remove.
    • 9Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the "ACC" position. Insert a small screwdriver into the hole located on the bottom of the ignition switch casing to depress the release button. With the button depressed, use the key to pull the cylinder out of the casing.
    Installing the Cylinder
    • 10Insert the key into the new cylinder and turn it to the "ACC" position. Insert the cylinder into the casing. When it seats, you should hear and/or feel a click. Try to pull the cylinder out. If you cannot do so, it is properly seated. Reconnect the ignition switch wire to the wiring harness. Snap the plastic ignition bezel back into place.
    • 11Replace the steering column covers and the three screws.
    • 12Place the steering wheel back over the steering wheel shaft, ensuring that the marks you made earlier are aligned.Turn the handle of the steering wheel puller counterclockwise until the steering wheel is fully seated. Detach the puller. Replace the steering wheel retaining nut.
    • 13Connect the horn wires.
    • 14Connect the airbag wires to the wiring harness and place the airbag into the steering wheel. Tighten the Torx screws on each side of the steering wheel and replace their covers.
    • 15Reconnect the battery cables.

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I need to know how to replace tumbler 1993 honda accord 5-speed

That is not the key part of the switch, it is the electruical switch the key cylinder operated.
    • Set the front wheels to point forward and remove the key from the ignition.
    • 2Disconnect the black battery cable and then the red battery cable, in that order, using a wrench unfasten the two torx bolts securing the lower lid on the steering wheel using a ratchet and torx bit. Pull off the red shorting connector from the underside of the lid and put the lid aside.
  • 4Reach through the steering cover opening, unplug the air-bag electrical connector and insert the red shorting connector to the air bag side of the unplugged connector.
  • 5Unfasten the three glove-box mounting screws and put the glove box aside using a Phillips screwdriver.
  • 6Unplug the passenger air-bag electrical connector and insert the red shorting connector located next to the connector into the air-bag side of the unplugged connector.
  • 7Pry off the small cover behind and on each side of the steering wheel using a small flat-head screwdriver.
  • 8Unfasten the torx bolts under the small covers using a ratchet and a T30 torx bit and remove the bag assembly from the steering wheel. Place the bag in a safe place away from your working area with the cover facing up.
  • 9Unplug the horn connector located on the upper side of the steering wheel assembly and the cruise control switch located off center and towards the right of the steering wheel assembly.
  • 10Make alignment marks on the steering column shaft, at the center of the steering wheel, and the steering wheel assembly so that you can reinstall the steering wheel in the same exact position. Use a marker.
  • 11Unfasten the steering-wheel retaining nut on the center of the assembly using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket. Hold the steering wheel steady with one hand as you remove the retaining nut.
  • 12Rock the steering wheel carefully from side to side as you pull the wheel off the center shaft. If the steering wheel is stuck, install a steering wheel puller on the assembly and detach the wheel from the shaft.
  • 13Remove the upper and lower steering column covers using a Phillips screwdriver.
  • 14Unplug the ignition switch connector.
  • 15Insert the key into the lock cylinder and turn the key to the "On" position.
  • 16Unfasten the two ignition-switch mounting bolts from the steering column using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket. Then remove the switch from the steering column
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    I am trying to pull the steering wheel column off to change the key cylinder for a new key in a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville, but I am having some trouble. I have taken the air bag off and the steering wheel...

    You need the proper tool. A steering wheel puller will remove it with ease. It has a center shaft to push on the column and bolts to the wheel itself. When you turn the center shaft it pulls the wheel right off. Try to remove a steering wheel without a puller can damage the column.

    Mar 08, 2011 | 1999 Pontiac Bonneville

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    Steering wheel covers

    I hope this helps....these are the steps to removing and replacing the cylinder:

    1. Remove the knee bolster.
    2. Remove the steering column trim covers from the steering column.
    3. Disconnect the steering column electrical connectors.
    4. Remove the wire harness assembly from the steering column and the wire harness strap.
    5. Slide the 2 connectors of the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly out of the bulkhead connector.
    6. Remove the key alarm connector from the lock module assembly in the following way:
    7. Rotate the key alarm connector 90 degrees.
    8. Pull the key alarm connector out of the lock module assembly.
    9. Remove the passkey connector from the lock module assembly.
    10. Remove the connector from the electric park lock, for vehicles equipped with floor shifters.
    11. Remove the ignition switch from the lock module using tool J42759 or equivalent.
    To install:
    1. Install the ignition switch to the lock module
    2. Install the key alarm connector into the lock module assembly.
    3. Push the key alarm connector into the lock module assembly.
    4. Rotate the key alarm connector 90 degrees so that the key alarm connector locks into place.
    5. Install the passkey connector into the lock module assembly.
    6. Install the connector to the electric park lock, for vehicles equipped with floor shifters.
    7. Slide the 2 connectors of the turn signal and multifunction switch into the bulkhead connector.
    8. Attach the wire harness assembly to the steering column wire harness strap.
    9. Connect the steering column electrical connectors to the vehicle.
    10. Install the trim covers to the column.
    11. Install the knee bolster.
    12. Enable the SIR system.
    13. It may be necessary to reprogram the theft deterrent system if the module was replaced.

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    Caution:On models with a Delco Loc 2 or Theftlock audio system be sure the lockout feature is turned off before proceeding

    • Disable the airbag system
    • Remove the tilt lever if equipped
    • Remove the upper and lower steering column covers
    Ignition Switch

    • Remove the ignition switch retaining screws
    • Detach the ignition switch from the steering column housing assembly and unplug the electrical connectors
    Key Lock Cylinder

    • Turn the key to the run postion
    • Depress the lock button and remove the key lock cylinder

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