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How do I remove the ignition switch in my 1969 Pontiac Firebird without the key?

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You will need to remove the air bag, steering wheel, air bag coil, lock plate. directional switch to gain access to the retaining hold down screw that holds this lock in place

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1969 Pontiac fire bird ignition switch remove

look on the key side as long as you have the key ,look for a small hole next to where key goes in you will need a paper clip,put end of paper clip in to hole as far as possible and pull key out with paper clip still in place you may have to wiggle it a little to get it out.

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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

Sep 22, 2009 | 1979 Pontiac Firebird

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1997 pontiac firebird with constant power

Pontiac had problems with ignition switches i a few models. More than likely it is bad.

Aug 04, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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Ignition switch removal

get a proper steering wheel puller, pull the steering wheel off. remove the screw for the hazard switch. remove 1 screw and a metal bracket for the signal switch. remove 3 screws holding the white switch in top of column. Then you need to pull this switch up out of the way, but in order to do this without wrecking it, you need to remove the plastic panels underneith the column to get at the column mounting bolts. there should be 2 13mm nuts holding the column to the dash. remove these. then there should be 4 13mm bolts holding the bracket to the column. remove these and there should be a plastic casing that th wires go through. remove this and unplug the wiring. now you can push the wiring up and out of the way without wrecking your signal switch. now remove 1 philips head screw holding the ignition switch in place and pry it out gently with a flat screwdriver.

installation is reverse procedure of removal

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Electrical short

replace affected wires and starter and reassemble....then test for continuity from starter to battery..solenoid to switch...and ignition wires..include tests to alternator and charging circuit

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