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2001 Chevy Blazer Extreme ignition lock stuck in position 2 and will not turn to the off position, thus causing battery drain. However, the ingnition will advance forward and starting the blazer. Does the cylinder need to be replaced? If so, how should I handle the airbags and security systems be addressed.

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You can remove the housing to expose the switch and see if the lock pin has a problem but I would simply replace the switch. Get the complete switch NOT just the tumbler replacement. Also if you want to use your original key (which opens everything else) have the new lock keyed by a locksmith before you install it. Otherwise you will have to carry two keys from that point on.

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

  • ande615 Aug 06, 2010

    Thanks David will let you know the results.

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