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How do you remove the column ignition switch - 1993 Buick LeSabre

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The first thing you have to do before you start is take your old key and get a new key made with the right resistor pellet as your old key.(ACE Hardware does these keys) They have to cut the new key to the dummy key so it will turn the lock cylinder. The car won't crank with the dummy key cause there is no pellet in it.

Your going to need a steering wheel puller and a lock ring depressor tool. Disable the driver's air bag from the yellow connector under the dash. Remove the airbag and unplug its connector. Disconnect by rotating counter-clock wise the horn connector. Put the airbag facing up on the back seat. Remove the steering wheel nut and use the steering wheel or harmonic balancer puller to remove the steering wheel.
Note: there is a mark on the shaft that lines up on the steering wheel's mark.

Remove the clock spring c clip. Pull the clock spring out enough to let it dangle. Do not rotate the clock spring or it will break later after you reinstall it. Remove the wave washer and depress the lock ring cam with the lock ring depressor tool. Remove the metal ring with picks and small screwdrivers. Remove the tool and lock ring. Unscrew the hazard switch button with phillips screwdriver. Then remove the turn signal
level cam screws from turn signal switch. Remove the three turn signal switch screws.

Go under the dash and unbolt the large connector halves. Just follow the wires that run through and under the column to find the connector. There is a plastic piece that the wires in the column come out of. Squeeze the plastic pieces tabs together and pull the plastic wiring protector out. Undo the small connector that has the two little white wires on it. Pull the turn signal switch out far enough to let it dangle. Using a pair of needle noise gently remove the key chime switch. Pull it out gentle like you are picking a nose hair. You'll see a bolt with an torx head. Remove the bolt and pull the orange white wire retainer from its hole. The ignition switch should slide out.

Tie a piece of string to the end of the white wire connector you unplugged. Then pull the white wires up through the column along with the string. Cut the string from the connector after you fish it out. Tie the end of the string to the new ignition switch white wire connector and gently pull on the other end of the string at the bottom of the dash to fish the wires down into the column. From there everything is reversed

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Section 11-04: Steering Column 1997 Probe Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 05/17/2000
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  1. Remove the steering wheel (3600). Refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. Remove the four lower steering column shroud screws.


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  1. Separate the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder illumination miniature bulb from the lower steering column shroud.
  1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  1. Remove the multi-function switch (13K359). Refer to Section 11-05 for the removal and installation procedure.
  1. If equipped, remove the ignition/shifter interlock cable screw.
  1. Disconnect the ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719) from ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
  1. Use a chisel to remove the two ignition switch lock cylinder bolts.
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder from the steering column.
  1. Disconnect the ignition key reminder switch electrical connector.
  1. If necessary, remove the ignition key reminder switch.


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The ignition switch is usually mounted to the steering column and is operated by a linkage rod.

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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


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The ignition switch is operated by the key switch.

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Ignition Switch Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Disarm air bag system.
  3. Remove driver air bag module.
  4. Loosen screw and lift horn pad to remove.
  5. Remove lock nut and washer. CAUTION
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  6. Pull dynamic damper forward and lift up to remove.
  7. Remove steering wheel.
  8. Remove steering column shrouds.
  9. Remove lower cover.
  10. Remove multifunction switch.
  11. Remove entire lower portion of dash.
  12. Remove mounting fasteners and lower steering column.
  13. Remove bolts and separate ignition switch from steering column.
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  2. Raise steering column and install mounting fasteners.
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  6. Install steering column shrouds.
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  1. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
  2. Remove the Instrument Panel Center Bezel, Chrysler and Dodge.
  3. Remove side trim panel to steering column cover.
  4. Remove the screws that secure the steering column cover to the instrument panel and relocate panel.
  5. Pull the steering column cover rearward at the top and right side of the cover to release the snap retainers from the instrument panel.
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  8. Slide the assembly rearward into the instrument panel and down to gain access to switch.
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  11. Remove ignition switch mounting screw.
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Removal and installation of the ignition switch

To install:

NOTE A tab on the ignition switch indexes to a notch in the lock cylinder housing. Also, a slot in the end of the ignition switch fits over the shaft in the end of the lock cylinder housing.


  1. Use the ignition key to rotate the lock cylinder to align the ignition switch with lock cylinder housing.
  2. Insert ignition switch into lock housing until locking tabs are seated into openings on lock housing.
  3. Install ignition switch mounting screw.
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  2. Disconnect the electrical connectors on the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel (1).

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3. Remove the steering column opening filler assembly (1) by pulling away the clips (2).
4. Disconnect the electrical connector for the trunk release.


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  2. Tilt the steering wheel up.
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  1. Tilt the steering wheel down.
  2. Remove the 4 instrument panel cluster bezel screws.
  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:
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  • Remove the steering column upper cover assembly (1).
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  • Remove the steering column right cover assembly (3).


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    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.
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    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)
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      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.

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    1. Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the four or five self-tapping screws. Remove tilt steering column lock lever (if so equipped).
    1. Remove lower steering column shroud.
    1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
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    1. Remove the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts with a screwdriver and discard the bolts.




    1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder and the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket.
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    1. Position the ignition switch lock cylinder and bracket and install two new bolts, tightening them only enough to hold the ignition switch lock cylinder in position.
    1. With the key in the ignition, verify the operation of the ignition switch lock cylinder. If necessary, reposition the ignition switch lock cylinder until it operates properly.
    1. Tighten the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts until the bolt heads break off.
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