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Important: There are two retainers on the ignition lock cylinder. Depress both retainers to remove the lock cylinder from the housing.
Important: If you are installing a new lock cylinder, refer to Key and Lock Cylinder Coding in General Information.
Important: The ignition switch must be in the run position during removal in order to avoid damage to the ignition switch.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
Tighten Tighten the screws to 2 N·m (17 lb in).
Important: 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.
Yes, I can put it back in. I can turn it but it will not start.
Problem started when car would not start. Car said power low and would barely run when jump started. Swapped battery for new DieHard. Car started on its own and ran. However, key would not turn to off position after a few test starts. Had to use the plunger to get to off position. That made me think it was the ignition cylinder like on my Saturn last year.
Are we sure the instructions are for the 2005-2006 car? The hole positions in my car are in slightly different positions. They look like this top down:
-----------------#1 (back and towrad the dashboard)
-------#2 (front near key entry and mid lock housing like the drawing)