GM Firebird 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Lock cylinder replacement



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Fig. Fig. 2: Lock cylinder w/VATS

  1. Properly disable the SIR air bag system, if equipped.
  2.  
  3. Place the lock in the Run position.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lock plate, turn signal switch and buzzer switch.
  6.  
  7. Remove the screw and lock cylinder.
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CAUTION
If the screw is dropped on removal, it could fall into the column, requiring complete disassembly to retrieve the screw.

To install:
  1. Rotate the cylinder clockwise to align cylinder key with the keyway in the housing.
  2.  
  3. Push the lock all the way in.
  4.  
  5. Install the screw. Tighten the screw to 14 inch lbs. (1.5 Nm) for adjustable columns and 25 inch lbs. (2.8 Nm) for standard columns. Re-center the SIR coil assembly as previously directed.
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