GM Cavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-1994

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1982-90 Vehicles

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Remove the steering wheel.
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  3. Turn the lock to the RUN position.
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  5. Remove the lock plate, turn signal switch or combination switch, and the key warning buzzer switch. The warning buzzer switch can be fished out with a bent paper clip.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: You can use a bent paper clip to remove the key warning buzzer switch on 1982-90 vehicles

  1. Remove the lock cylinder retaining screw and lock cylinder.
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WARNING
If the screw is dropped on removal, it could fall into the column, requiring complete disassembly to retrieve the screw.

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Fig. Fig. 2: Installing the lock cylinder on 1982-90 vehicles


To install:
  1. Rotate the cylinder clockwise to align the cylinder key with the keyway in the housing.
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  3. Push the lock all the way in.
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  5. Install the screw, then tighten it (1.7 Nm) to 15 inch lbs.
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  7. The rest of installation is the reverse of removal. Turn the lock to RUN to install the key warning buzzer switch, which is simply pushed down into place.
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