GrandPrix, Impala 2006-2008, Monte Carlo 2006-2007

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.


CAUTION
When performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring, the SIR system must be disabled. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling . Failure to observe the correct procedure could cause deployment of the SIR components, personal injury, or unnecessary SIR system repairs.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Disable the SIR system.
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  5. Remove the tilt lever.
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  7. Remove the steering wheel.
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  9. Remove the steering column trim covers.
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  11. Rotate the ignition lock cylinder to the crank position.
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  13. Use a suitable tool to depress the lock cylinder retaining pin thru the access hole.
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  15. Release the lock cylinder the to run position.
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  17. Pull the ignition lock cylinder from the steering column.
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  19. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Use a plastic trim tool to remove the ignition switch bezel.
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  5. Remove the instrument panel (I/P) accessory trim plate.
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  7. Remove the left I/P insulator.
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  9. Remove the opening filler panel from the I/P steering column.
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  11. Remove the I/P driver knee bolster.
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  13. Remove the ignition switch bolts.
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  15. Lower the ignition switch away from the I/P trim pad.
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  17. Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder. Turn the key to the ON/RUN position.
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  19. Depress and hold the detent on the bottom of the ignition switch in order to release the ignition lock cylinder. Remove the ignition lock cylinder with the key.
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  21. Remove the key from the lock cylinder.
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  23. Disengage the theft deterrent reader/exciter module retainers. Remove the theft deterrent reader/exciter module from the lock cylinder housing.
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  25. Remove the lock cylinder.
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  27. If the cylinder does not rotate, replace the ignition switch as necessary.
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To install:

  1. Code the ignition lock cylinder , if necessary.
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  3. Slide the theft deterrent reader/exciter module onto the ignition lock cylinder housing. Verify that the retainers are engaged.
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  5. Insert the key to the lock cylinder.
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  7. Turn the key to the ON/RUN position. Install the ignition lock cylinder into the ignition switch. If you turned the key slightly while removing the lock cylinder, you may have to align the white ignition switch rotor with the lock cylinder. You can rotate the switch rotor with your finger.
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  9. Remove the key.
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  11. Position the ignition switch to the I/P trim pad.
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  13. Install the ignition switch bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  15. Install the I/P driver knee bolster.
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  17. Install the I/P steering column opening filler panel.
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  19. Install the left I/P insulator.
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  21. Install the I/P accessory trim plate.
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  23. Install the ignition switch bezel.
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  25. Connect the battery ground cable.
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