Question about 1998 Chevrolet C2500
How to release the ignition key tumbler
The steering wheel must be removed there is a pin to remove the tumbler.
Posted on Sep 19, 2012
brake light switch or wire to it if not check fuses no power come out of switch that go to lock the shifter check it out HOPE IT HELP FIXYA OUR POST THANKS PIERRE
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
YOU NEED A HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL WITH PHOTOS TO SHOW YOU HOW TO REMOVE STEERING WHEEL AND DISABLE AIRBAGS.YOUR IGNITION SWITCH IS IN THE STEERING COLUMN.
Posted on Jul 07, 2010
You will need to remove the trim piece the is under the release handle. Be carefull those things tend to break the little tabs that hold them on. Anyway pop (pry) it off with a screwdriver. Once it is off you can see that the little clips that hold the rods to the handle assy are broke. These clips are color coded. Most likely yellow or green. You might be able to get them at say Pep Boys or some place like that but they might make you buy an assortment package , then you get clips you will never use. Good luck, hope this is helpfull.
Posted on Feb 17, 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
With the title and an insurance card your dealer can cut a new key by the VIN if you have never replaced the lock cylinder before. If not it will be remove the column covers, drill out the lock and try not to damage the lock housing. Good Luck
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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