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Anti theft 1997 malibu

Is there a trick to unplugging the security wires on the ignition switch.

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  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    key will not turn

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    Steering wheel is loose, and the key will not turn. Called Chevy, and they said I am looking at a large bill to get car fixed. Any suggestions?

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If I remember right on that model you have a small screw that holds it in. you can look at a chilton manual for the exact procedure might find it on line

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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How to remove the ignition key cylinder 2001 chevy malibu


first disconnect the battery.
second you will need the ignition key.

step 1: remove the radio cover
step 2: remove the radio
step 3: remove the 2 bolts holding the ignition switch in place
step 4: work the switch out through the radio hole
step 5: gently unplug the white and the yellow wires from the side of the cylinder
Optional: completely remove the switch by disconnecting the ignition wires and cable.
( you do not have to completly remove the switch if you are just changing the cylinder)
step 6: follow the video
a: put the key in
b: turn key two clicks
c: push the holding pin with a small screwdriver
d: pull the cylinder out

use cation when unplugging and replugging and the white and yellow wires, these are the anti-theft security wires. they plug into the chip on the cylinder. the car will not run without them or if the chip gets damaged.

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