Catera 2000-2001

Ignition Switch

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Some models covered by this manual may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in the Chassis Electrical Section.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disable the SIR system, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.
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  5. Remove the steering wheel.
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  7. Remove the tilt lever.
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  9. Remove the screw caps from the upper steering column cover.
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  11. Remove the screws from the upper steering column cover.
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  13. Remove the upper steering column cover.

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    Fig. Upper steering column cover

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  15. Remove the screws from the lower steering column cover.
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  17. Remove the lower steering column cover.

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    Fig. Lower steering column cover

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  19. Remove the inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil.
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  21. Remove the turn signal switch.
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  23. Remove the ignition switch set screw.

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    Fig. Ignition switch set screw

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  25. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
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  27. Remove the lifting magnet from the ignition switch.
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  29. Insert a small flat-bladed tool into the ignition switch electrical connector hole in order to depress the locking tab.
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  31. Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch.
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  33. Remove the ignition lock cylinder (3).

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    Fig. Ignition lock cylinder (3)

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  35. Disconnect the electrical connector from the theft deterrent module (1).
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  37. Remove the theft deterrent module (1) from the ignition lock cylinder housing(2).

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    Fig. Removing ignition switch

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  39. Pull ignition switch toward the rear of the vehicle and slide to the left to remove the ignition switch from the ignition lock cylinder housing.
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To install:

  1. Install the ignition switch to the lock cylinder housing.
  2.  
  3. Install the theft deterrent module (1) to the ignition lock cylinder housing(2).
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  5. Connect the electrical connector to the theft deterrent module (1).

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    Fig. Ignition lock cylinder

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  7. Install the ignition lock cylinder(3).

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    Fig. Ignition switch set screw

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  9. Connect the electrical connector to the ignition switch.
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  11. Install the ignition switch set screw until fully seated and not stripped.
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  13. Install the lifting magnet to the ignition switch.
  14.  
  15. Install the turn signal switch.
  16.  
  17. Install the inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil.
  18.  
  19. Install the lower steering column cover.
  20.  
  21. Install the screws to the lower steering column cover.
  22.  
  23. Install the upper steering column cover.
  24.  
  25. Install the screws to the upper steering column cover.
  26.  
  27. Install the screw caps to the upper steering column cover.
  28.  
  29. Install the tilt lever.
  30.  
  31. Install the steering wheel.
  32.  
  33. Install the steering wheel inflator module.
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  35. Enable the SIR system.
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