Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Disable the SIR system.
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  5. Remove the steering column trim covers.
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  7. Remove the park lock cable from the bottom of the housing.

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    Fig. Disengage the retaining tabs and remove the park lock cable from the ignition module-2005-06 models

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  9. Insert the key into the ignition and rotate to the ACC position.
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  11. Depress the locking button through hole on the side of ignition module assembly with a thin pick-type tool.

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    Fig. Location of the access hole on the ignition module assembly-2005-06 Models

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  13. Slide the lock cylinder out of the ignition housing.
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To install:

  1. Insert the key into ignition lock cylinder and install the cylinder into the lock housing.
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  3. Rotate the lock cylinder in the housing and verify proper rotation.
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  5. Install the park lock cable to the bottom of the housing.
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  7. Install the steering column trim covers.
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  9. Enable the SIR system.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disable the SIR system.
  4.  
  5. Remove the steering column trim covers.
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  7. Remove the multi-function switch.
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  9. Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position.

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    Fig. View of the ignition lock cylinder and the lock housing access holes (1,2)-2007 Models

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  11. Depress the first retainer through the lock housing access hole (2) with a small Allen wrench or similar pick-type tool. The lock cylinder will back out slightly.
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  13. Depress the second retainer through the lock housing access hole (1). The lock cylinder will back out slightly again.
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  15. Pull the lock cylinder out enough to locate the second retainer to the lock housing access hole (2).
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  17. Depress the retainer though the access hole (2) a second time. The ignition cylinder should release from the housing. If not, the ignition cylinder may need to be moved in and out several times to locate the retainer correctly in the hole.
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  19. Remove the lock cylinder from the lock housing.
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To install:

  1. Position the lock cylinder in the run position. Insert the cylinder into the lock housing.
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  3. Rotate the lock cylinder in the housing. Verify proper rotation.
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  5. Install the multi-function switch.
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  7. Install the steering column trim covers.
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  9. Enable the SIR system.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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