Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Caution: Refer to SIR Caution in the Preface section.
Push down on the allen wrench to release the tab on the lock cylinder inside the lock cylinder housing.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Tighten Tighten the upper steering column trim cover retaining screws to 1.4 N·m (12 lb in).
Important: The gears between the ignition switch and the lock cylinder housing must be in the correct position. Failure to do so will cause a misalignment of the gears in the ignition switch and the lock cylinder housing, which may result in a NO START or BATTERY DRAIN.
Tighten Tighten the lower steering column trim cover retaining screws to 6 N·m (53 lb in).