Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/NX 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Ignition Switch and Lock Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



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Fig. Fig. 1: The self-shearing screw heads break off upon installation

The steering lock/ignition switch assembly is attached to the steering column by special screws whose heads shear off on installation. The screws must be drilled out to remove the assembly.

  1. Refer to the Steering Wheel removal and installation procedures in this section, and remove the steering wheel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering column cover(s).
  4.  
  5. Using a drill, drill out the self-shear type screws of the steering lock retainer.
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The 1991-96 Sentra models use only 2 self-shearing screws to hold the steering lock onto the steering column. All other models use 2 self-shearing screws and 2 regular screws.

  1. Remove the screws and the steering lock from the steering column.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Use new self-shearing screws. Tighten the self-shearing type screws until the heads break off.
  2.  
  3. Install the steering column cover and steering wheel as outlined in this section.
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