HHR 2006-2008

Ignition Switch

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disable the SIR system. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System), disarming the system.

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    Fig. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel by releasing the retaining fasteners

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  5. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel (1) by pulling out on the trim panel in order to release the retaining fasteners (2).
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connectors on the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel (1).

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    Fig. Remove the steering column opening filler assembly, with clip, & bumper

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  9. Remove the steering column opening filler assembly (1) by pulling away the clips (2).
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  11. Disconnect the electrical connector for the trunk release.

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    Fig. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) left side trim panel

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  13. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) left side trim panel (1).
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  15. Tilt the steering wheel up.
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  17. Disconnect the I/P dimmer switch and, if equipped, the fog lamp switch.

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    Fig. Remove the 4 bezel screws (2) & the Instrument Panel (I/P) cluster bezel assembly (1)

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  19. Tilt the steering wheel down.
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  21. Remove the 4 instrument panel cluster bezel screws.
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  23. Remove the instrument panel cluster bezel.

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    Fig. Remove the steering column trim covers: steering column upper cover assembly, steering column left cover assembly, & steering column right cover assembly

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  25. Remove the steering column trim covers:
    1. Remove the 3 cover screws (4).
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    3. Remove the steering column upper cover assembly (1).
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    5. Remove the steering column left cover assembly (2).
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    7. Remove the steering column right cover assembly (3).

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      Fig. Removal of the ignition switch

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  27. Disconnect the ignition switch harness connector.
    WARNING
    The ignition switch must be in the run position during removal in order to avoid damage to the ignition switch.

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  29. Turn the ignition switch to the run position.
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  31. Remove the ignition switch screws.
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  33. Remove the ignition switch from the steering column.
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To install:

  1. Install the ignition switch and screws on to the steering column. Tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
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  3. Connect the ignition switch harness connector.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.
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  7. Tighten the trim cover screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm)
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  9. Tighten the 4 instrument panel cluster bezel screws to 19 inch lbs. (2 Nm)
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  11. Enable the SIR system. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System), arming the system.
    NOTE
    If the ignition switch is replaced and a learn procedure is not performed, the engine will crank but not start or will start and stall immediately.

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  13. Perform the vehicle theft deterrent system learn procedure.
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