Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
This vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) System. Failure to follow the correct procedure could cause the following conditions:



Air bag deployment
 
Personal injury
 
Unnecessary SIR system repairs
 

  1. In order to avoid the above conditions, observe the following guidelines:

    Refer to SIR Component Views in order to determine if you are performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring.
     
    If you are performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring, disable the SIR system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System in SIR.
     

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  3. Disable the SIR system. Refer to the Chassis Electrical Section.
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  5. Remove the inflator module.
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  7. Remove the steering wheel.
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  9. Remove only the steering column lower trim cover.
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  11. Remove only the steering column upper shroud fasteners.

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    Fig. Lift the upper steering column shroud in order to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole (1)

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  13. Lift the upper steering column shroud in order to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole.
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  15. Insert the bent tip awl into the ignition lock cylinder access hole.
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  17. Turn the ignition lock cylinder to START .

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    Fig. Use the bent tip awl in order to push down on the ignition lock cylinder retainer

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  19. Use the bent tip awl in order to push down on the ignition lock cylinder retainer.
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  21. Release the ignition lock cylinder to RUN .

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    Fig. Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock module

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  23. Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock module.
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To install:

  1. Insert the ignition lock cylinder through the upper shroud.
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  3. Align the lock cylinder retaining tab and the position tab with the slots in the lock
  4.  
  5. housing.
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  7. Push the lock cylinder into the lock housing completely.
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  9. Install the lower trim cover.
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  11. Install the tilt wheel lever.
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  13. Install the steering wheel.
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  15. Install the inflator module.
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  17. Enable the SIR system.
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  19. Connect the battery negative cable.
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  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2.  
  3. Disable the air bag system for zone 3.
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  5. Remove the steering wheel.
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  7. Remove the retaining screw from the lower steering column trim covers.
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  9. Tilt the trim cover down and slide rearward in order to disengage the locking tabs. Remove the lower steering column trim covers.
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  11. Remove the retaining screws from the upper steering column trim cover.
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  13. Lift the trim cover in order to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole.
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  15. Insert the Snap-On A173A bent-tip awl or equivalent, with a 2.5 mm (3/32 in) tip, and 20 mm (3/4 in) in length, into the access hole of the ignition lock cylinder.
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  17. Turn the ignition lock cylinder to START.
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  19. Use the bent tip in order to push down on the ignition lock cylinder retainer.
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  21. Release the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position.
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  23. Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock cylinder case.
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To install:

  1. Insert the ignition lock cylinder through the trim cover in the upper steering column.
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  3. Align the lock cylinder retaining tab and the position tab with the slots in the lock housing.
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  5. Completely push the lock cylinder into the lock housing.
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  7. Install the retaining screws to the upper steering trim cover.
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  9. Match the tab slots on the lower trim cover with the locking tabs on the upper trim cover.
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  11. Tilt the lower trim cover up and slide the lower trim cover until the locking tabs snap into the tab slots.
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  13. Install the lower trim cover screws to the steering column.
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  15. Install the steering wheel.
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  17. Enable the air bag system.
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  19. Connect the battery negative cable.
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