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how do you remove ignition switch from 2002 pontiac grand am

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how do you remove ignition switch from 2002 pontiac grand am se 4 door
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 4 years ago.

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Object Number: 737770  Size: SH

  • Apply the park brake.
  • Adjust the shift lever to LOW.
  • Using a small flat-bladed tool, remove the ignition switch bezel.

  • Object Number: 778585  Size: SH

  • Using a flat-bladed tool, disengage the accessory trim plate from the I/P.
  • Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  • Remove the I/P accessory switch mounting plate bracket bolts and bracket.
  • Remove the accessory trim plate.
  •  

    Object Number: 737621  Size: SH

  • Remove the upper trim cover from the steering column bu pulling up.
  • Remove the lower screws from the instrument panel (I/P) cluster trim plate.

  • Object Number: 622375  Size: SH

  • Remove the upper screws (1) from the I/P cluster trim plate.
  • Remove the I/P cluster trim plate.
  •  

    Object Number: 779094  Size: SH


    Object Number: 779096  Size: SH

  • Pull the IP cluster rearward. Disconnect the cluster lead.
  • Remove the IP cluster.
  •  

    Object Number: 737487  Size: SH

  • Remove the bolts from the ignition switch.

  • Object Number: 737486  Size: SH

  • Reposition the ignition switch for ease of removal.
  • Insert the key and turn the ignition lock cylinder to the ON/RUN position.

  • Object Number: 737674  Size: SH

  • Depress the transaxle park/lock cable retainer to release the retainer, then pull to remove the park/lock cable from the ignition switch.
  • Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the ignition switch:
  • 8.1. Depress and hold the ignition lock cylinder detent.
    8.2. Turn the key to the ON/RUN position.
    8.3. Pull the ignition lock cylinder out with the key.

    Important: Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder before you remove the PasslockTM electrical connector.


    Object Number: 737745  Size: SH

  • Disconnect the PasslockTM electrical connector from the ignition switch.

  • Object Number: 737670  Size: SH

  • Disconnect the electrical connectors from the ignition switch.
  • Remove the ignition switch through the I/P cluster opening.

  • Object Number: 762724  Size: SH

  • If the lock cylinder does not rotate or is seized, perform the following procedure:
  • 12.1. Protect the immediate work area with suitable material such as clean shop towels or a clean fender cover.
    12.2. Locate the surface for the ignition switch lock cylinder release button (2) on the plastic ignition switch housing and center punch a location (1) on the rib 9.5 mm (3/8 in) rearward, toward the key entry end, from the cylinder release button.
    12.3. Carefully drill a pilot hole through the plastic housing with an 1/8-inch drill bit.
    12.4. Carefully drill a larger hole at the pilot location, and slightly into the ignition switch lock cylinder surface to break the release button retaining spring using a 9/32-inch drill bit.
    12.5. Remove portions of the broken spring from the hole using a small suitable tool.
    12.6. Grasp the ignition switch lock cylinder and remove the cylinder from the switch housing.
    12.7. Remove any plastic flashing from the drilling operation, and using compressed air blow out the ignition switch assembly.
    12.8. Follow the service manual procedures when cylinder coding is required.

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