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You didn't say what model year your vehicle is. I ws wondering if it has the ignition key with the resistor, or "chip" in it. If it does, then changing the ignition switch will most likely trigger the anti theft system and lock down your car so it will not start.

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Need to replace ignition cylinder. no keys


This is not an easy repair due to anit theft requirements. need to chisel off bolts.

Section 11-04: Steering Column 1997 Probe Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 05/17/2000
Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder Removal
  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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Installation
NOTE: Use new ignition switch lock cylinder bolts. Tighten the bolts until the bolt heads break off. Check for proper ignition switch (11572) operation.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Mar 25, 2011 | 1997 Ford Probe

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How do you replace the ignition key switch for a '96 chevy diesel 1 ton 4wd pickup truck?


Ignition Switch Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Remove the steering column trim covers.
  2. Remove the wire harness from the retainers as needed.
  3. Slide the 2 connectors of the multifunction switch assembly out from the bulk head connector.
  4. Detach the key alarm connector from the lock assembly.
  5. Remove the ignition switch mounting screws and the ignition switch from the steering column.
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To Install:
  1. Install the ignition switch on the lock module.
    • Tighten the screws to 42 lb in (4.7 Nm).
  2. Install the key alarm connector on the lock module.
  3. Slide the turn signal and multifunction switch connectors into the bulkhead connector.
  4. Install the harness in the original retainers.
  5. Install the steering column trim covers.
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Ignition Lock Cylinder Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
  2. Disable the supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system.
  3. Remove the steering column trim covers.
  4. Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the run position.
  5. Using an awl with a bent tip, insert the tip into the access hole of the ignition lock cylinder.
  6. Turn the lock cylinder to start and push down and hold the lock cylinder retaining pin.
  7. Release the lock cylinder to the run position and withdraw the cylinder from the steering column.
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To Install:
  1. Align the slot in the steering column to the tab on the lock cylinder and install the lock cylinder until it locks in place.
  2. Install the steering column trim covers
  3. Connect the negative cable to the battery
  4. Check for correct operation
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Oct 08, 2010 | Chevrolet 3500 Cars & Trucks

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How to change a ignition switch on a 1990 Z24 cavalier and a diagramof what to look for


Ignition Switch REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1982–91 Vehicles The switch is located on the steering column and is completely inaccessible without first lowering the steering column. The switch is actuated by a rod and rack assembly. A gear on the end of the lock cylinder engages the toothed upper end of the rod.
  1. Lower the steering column; be sure to properly support it.
  2. Put the switch in the OFF-UNLOCKED position. With the cylinder removed, the rod is in OFF-UNLOCKED position when it is in the next to the uppermost detent.
  3. Unfasten the two switch screws and remove the switch assembly. Fig. 1: Removal and installation of the ignition switch and related steering column components — 1990 vehicle shown 87958059.gif
    Fig. 2: Exploded view of a steering column including the ignition switch — 1990 vehicle with standard column shown 87958060.gif
    Fig. 3: Exploded view of the steering column including the ignition switch — 1990 vehicle with tilt column shown 87958061.gif
    To install:
  4. Before installing, move the new switch slider (standard columns with automatic transaxle) to the extreme left position. Move the switch slider (standard columns with manual transaxle) to the extreme left position. Move the slider (adjustable columns with automatic transaxle) to the extreme right position and then move the slider one detent to the left (off lock). Move the slider (adjustable columns with manual transaxle) to the extreme right position.
  5. Install the activating rod into the switch and assemble the switch on the column. Tighten the mounting screws. Use only the specified screws, since overlength screws could impair the collapsibility of the column.
  6. Reinstall the steering column.

Sep 01, 2010 | Chevrolet Cavalier Cars & Trucks

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Remove ignition switch for a 2004 kia optima


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
    Do not hammer on steering wheel. Damage can occur to the energy absorbing portion of the steering column.
  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.
To Install:
  1. Install ignition switch to steering column and install bolts.
  2. Raise steering column and install mounting fasteners.
  3. Install lower portion of dash.
  4. Install multifunction switch.
  5. Install lower cover.
  6. Install steering column shrouds.
  7. Install steering wheel.
  8. Install dynamic damper.
  9. Install washer and lock nut.
  10. Lift horn pad and install screw.
  11. Install driver air bag module.
  12. Connect battery negative cable.
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Jul 17, 2010 | 2004 Kia Optima

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Need to replace the ignation switch in my 2000 chrysler LHS


Removal & Installation
  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.
  6. Remove the screws that secure the instrument panel steering column cover reinforcement to bracket and remove reinforcement from the vehicle. Remove the 2 front mounting nuts.
  7. Remove the lower mounting nut.
  8. Slide the assembly rearward into the instrument panel and down to gain access to switch.
  9. Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition Switch and SKREEM Module.
  10. Remove the interlock cable by depressing the locking tab and pulling straight.
  11. Remove ignition switch mounting screw.
  12. Squeeze the 2 locking tabs to remove ignition switch from the lockhousing .

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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.
  4. Install the interlock cable into the switch assembly. Attach electrical connector to SKREEM Module.
  5. Install switch assembly into Instrument Panel.
  6. Attach electrical connector to ignition switch.
  7. Tighten the 2 mounting nuts.
  8. Tighten the lower mounting nut.
  9. Install steering column reinforcement.
  10. Steering column reinforcement installed.
  11. Install the Steering column reinforcement cover.
  12. Install trim panel end.
  13. Install the Bezel cluster.
  14. Install the ignition switch bezel ring.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.

May 28, 2010 | 2000 Chrysler LHS

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Now to install igintion switch


Removal & Installation The ignition switch or warning switch can be replaced without removing the steering lock assembly. The ignition switch is on the back of the assembly and the warning switch on the side.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and insulate the terminal end.

CAUTION The air bag system must be disarmed before removing the steering wheel. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment, property damage or personal injury.

  1. Remove the steering wheel and the steering column upper and lower covers.
  2. Remove the spiral cable assembly.


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View of the steering lock and ignition switch assembly

  1. Remove the combination switch from the steering column.
  2. Remove steering column support nuts and lower the steering column.
  3. Disconnect the ignition switch wiring and interlock cable (if equipped).
  4. Remove the bolts that secure the steering lock and remove steering lock assembly.
To install:
  1. Install the steering lock assembly and secure with new shear type bolts.
  2. Connect the ignition switch wiring harness and the interlock cable.
  3. Raise the steering column and secure with mounting nuts.
  4. Install the spiral cable assembly.
  5. Install the combination switch, steering column covers, and the steering wheel.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable and enable the air bag system.

May 23, 2010 | 1997 Nissan Maxima

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I need advice on how to get the ignition switch out to replace it


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Ignition switch installation-1984-90 models


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering column cover.
  3. If equipped with automatic transaxle, position the gear selector into DRIVE and disconnect the indicator cable.
  4. Remove the lower panel reinforcement.
  5. Drop the steering column for switch replacement.
  6. Disengage the wiring connector from the ignition switch.
  7. Position the ignition lock cylinder into the LOCK position.
  8. Tape the ignition switch rod to the steering column to prevent the rod from falling out of the lock cylinder assembly.
  9. Remove the screws attaching the ignition switch to the column jacket.
  10. Remove the ignition switch by rotating the switch 90 degrees and pulling up to disengage from the rod.
To install:
  1. Rotate the switch 90° and push down to engage the rod.
  2. Install the screws to the ignition switch mounting plate but do not tighten.
  3. Remove the tape holding the rod to the column.
  4. Adjust the switch by pushing up on the switch to take up rod system slack. This must be done with the key cylinder in the LOCK position and the key removed.
  5. Tighten the screws attaching the switch to the column.
  6. Connect the wiring connector to the ignition switch.
  7. Install the steering column.
  8. Install the steering column cover.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

May 11, 2010 | 1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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2006 hhr to take out ignition switch out


Removal & Installation

1. Disable the SIR system.


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Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel by releasing the retaining fasteners

  1. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel (1) by pulling out on the trim panel in order to release the retaining fasteners (2).
  2. Disconnect the electrical connectors on the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel (1).

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Remove the steering column opening filler assembly, with clip, & bumper

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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Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) left side trim panel

  1. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) left side trim panel (1).
  2. Tilt the steering wheel up.
  3. Disconnect the I/P dimmer switch and, if equipped, the fog lamp switch.

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Remove the 4 bezel screws (2) & the Instrument Panel (I/P) cluster bezel assembly (1)

  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:
  • Remove the 3 cover screws (4).
  • Remove the steering column upper cover assembly (1).
  • Remove the steering column left cover assembly (2).
  • Remove the steering column right cover assembly (3).


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Removal of the ignition switch

    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.
    To install:
    1. Install the ignition switch and screws on to the steering column. Tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
    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)
    6. Enable the SIR system. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System), arming the system.
      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.

    Mar 12, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet HHR

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    How hard is it to change the Ignition Key Lock Cylinder? Do I need to take off the Steering wheel or does the guts just come out from the Steering Col with a pin, or something?


    this is the oldest info I have. should be similar

    Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1994 Town Car, Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. Workshop Manual
    REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Removal
    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.
    1. Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder to the RUN position.
    1. Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch.
    1. Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
    Installation
    NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.
    1. Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
    1. Check to ensure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
    1. Install the ignition switch into the actuator. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
    1. Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
    1. Connect electrical connector to ignition switch.
    1. Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the LOCK position.
    1. Install upper steering column shroud.
    1. Install the lower steering column shroud and tilt steering column lock lever (if so equipped).

    Nov 06, 2009 | 1992 Lincoln Town Car

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    Remove ignition tumbler


    lock cylinder removal

    Section 11-04: Steering Column 1996 Escort, Tracer Workshop Manual
    REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder Removal
    1. stf~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT NECESSARY FOR DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT IS POWERED DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY. TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BATTERY GROUND CABLE MUST BE DISCONNECTED PRIOR TO SERVICING OR REPLACING ANY DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
      Remove the steering wheel (3600). Refer to the procedure in this section.
    1. Remove the multi-function switch (13K359). Refer to Section 11-05 for the removal procedure.
    1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
    1. Remove the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt and position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and the ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719) aside.




    1. Remove the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts and lower the steering column (3C529).
    1. Use a hammer and chisel to make a groove in the head of each of the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts.


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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.
    Installation
    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.
    1. Position the steering column and install the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts. Tighten the steering column upper mounting bracket bolts to 9-14 Nm (80-124 lb-in).
    1. On vehicles equipped with tilt column, remove the upper mounting bracket retaining pin.
    1. Position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and install the bolt. Tighten the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt to 4-6 Nm (35-53 lb-in).
    1. Connect the ignition switch electrical connector.
    1. Install the multi-function switch. Refer to Section 11-05 for the installation procedure.
    1. Install the steering wheel. Refer to the procedure in this section.
    1. Inspect the shift interlock system. Refer to Section 07-05 for the procedure.

    Apr 07, 2009 | 1995 Mercury Tracer

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