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Old 05-26-2008, 07:06 PM
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Default how to remove an old ignition switch to replace it

yea can some one point to me how to remove an old ignition switch for a new one..
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Default RE: how to remove an old ignition switch to replace it

This is for a 6th gen, but it should be similar for you.

- Remove the top and bottom steering column covers (3 screws on bottom, clips on top)
- Unscrew the 2 screws holding the switch in (it's on the left side of the column attached to the end of the key cylinder)
- Unplug the ignition harness from the driver kick panel fuse box
- Remove the switch.

To install
- Slide the new switch over the the square shaped end of the key cylinder.
- Plug the harness in.
- Put the covers back on.

I typed it fast, let me know if you need more detail.
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Default RE: how to remove an old ignition switch to replace it

do you want to remove just the cylinder or the whole thing?
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If you want to remove the key cylinder and the switch as a complete assembly is to a.) cut slots in the 2 shear bolts holding the cylinder to the steering column and remove them with a slotted screwdriver or b.) drill the bolts out. I've done B and it's difficult considering the limited space you have to work with. If I ever had to do it again I'd try A with a Dremel tool first.
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Default RE: how to remove an old ignition switch to replace it

im sorry
i mean the whole thing
i had to start my car with a screw driver for a while..
so i need to know how to take the whole thing off...

yea the 2 bolts on top are strip so but a slot so i can take it off...thanks
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They're shear bolts. The bolt heads are designed to shear right off at a certain torque, most likely to prevent tampering with the ignition if you're car is in the process of getting stolen, but I really have no clue. All I know is that when I removed the ignition assembly to sell, it was a major PITA to drop down the steering column to get a drill in there. Dremel with a cut-off wheel should do the trick.
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Default RE: how to remove an old ignition switch to replace it

yea i think i have one of the dremel
how just cut the whole thing off....
of just the bolts
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The bolts look like big rivets on either side. Just cut slots into them s a flat head screwdriver will fit. If you cut the bolts you're just, in theory, shearing them again and you'll have to extract them outside of the car. I've done it and it's not easy.
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You do know that if you replace the key cylinder, your ignition key won't match the door and trunk locks, right?
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where do i get bolts like dat if i happen to mest them up or cut them to much
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