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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ignition Switch
if its a 91 then it should have a butterfly looking switch on the column. plastic piece that u turn when key is in. pop that off and look for two small holes in ignition cylinder. opposite of each other. take a small nail, smaller the better. tap into holes until u hear a click. tap lightly. after both sides are tapped. take skrewdriver or something and turn the ignition backwards. ignition should pull out. if it works, make sure u have alarm or park in garage cuz any skrewdriver will now start truck and steering whell is unlocked.
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
You take all the center console and plastic ducts from between the seats. There are 4 10mm bolts holding the shifter mechanism to the floor. Take these off and do your best to flip the whole housing to where you can access the bottom side. The ignition switch is attached under there. As I recall there are 2 T20 screws holding it on.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
The following procedure is "generic" for replacing the lock cylinder. There are a couple of specialized tools you will need and saftey precautions concerning the air bag system.
Take a look and let me know if you wish to tackle the job.
To remove the ignition lock:
CAUTION You must remove the steering wheel when replacing the ignition lock. On vehicles with a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, you must temporarily disable the SIR system and remove the inflator module when removing the steering wheel. Leaving the SIR system on could result in deployment of the air bag and possible personal injury.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
I hope you have this thing fixed but if not you can try this.
First I need to assume the "lock cylinder" will turn with the correct key installed.?
You must turn the lock cyl to the run position. I suggest disconnecting the battery first.
I pull the radio out to gain access to the ign. switch.
If you have a small mirror it will really help to find a small square hole in the top of the "plastic" part, "the ign. switch".
If replacing only the lock cylinder you will NOT need to take the 2 screws out holding the plastic piece to the dash.
You will need a tool of sorts so once to locate the small hole on the top of the ign switch and also have the lock cyl rotated to the run position, you press the tool into the small hole.
Tool--can be about the size of a medium screw driver--but the end will have a bend, a right angle bend and the bent piece approx. 3/8" in length.
You will be pressing down on a button help there by a weak spring, look on the new lock cylinder.
As you press down or inward pullout on the lock cyl.
It's that easy.
After installing the new lock cylinder, if that is what your are doing, you might not be able to start the car.
Most chevys have a chip built into the lock cyl. with a sort of password--if the car doesn't see the right password it wont start.
Question: if you need further instruction please let me know.
If the Lock cylinder does not turn, then the fix has another & different approach but you can do it.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
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