ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



If the vehicle is not equipped with an air bag, skip Step 1 and simply disconnect the negative battery cable. Also, disregard all instructions below related to air bags.

  1. If equipped, disable the SIR system, as outlined in Section 6 of this manual.
  2.  
  3. If not already done, disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the turn signal switch assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the key from the lock cylinder. Remove the buzzer switch and clip.
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  9. Reinsert the key into the lock cylinder and turn it to the LOCK position.
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  11. Remove the cylinder lock-to-steering column screw, then remove the lock set.
  12.  
  13. If equipped, detach the pass key connector.
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Fig. Removing the ignition lock cylinder

To install:

  1. Install the lock cylinder, attach the pass key connector (if equipped), then tighten the lock-to-steering column screw to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Position the key in the RUN position and reverse the removal procedures.
  4.  
  5. Install the turn signal switch.
  6.  
  7. If equipped with the SIR system, properly enable the system, as outlined in Section 6 of this section.
  8.  
  9. If not already done, connect the negative battery cable, then check the turn signals for proper operation.
  10.  

 
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