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2000 Grand Prix GTP: Ignition Switch, key sticks randomly..wont turn

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2000 Grand Prix GTP, Ignition Switch, key sticks randomly and won't turn off. Runs battery down. Then it will come out. Question is what does it take to replace switch. I have had shroud off of column and can see several screws/stars to take out but are they attched to Air Bag? Is there a way to disarm air bag during repair. Dealer wants 5-600 in labor for 70 part. Anybody Help? Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Hello!

Are you looking for information on how to replace the ingition switch so that you can do it yourself?

What kind of tools do you have?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

1.Yes

2. Basic tools, Any special ones needed?

Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
No.. there are no special tools needed to do this job. The instrument cluster will need to be removed in order to remove and replace the ignition switch. You will need a screw driver, 6,7,8 and even a 10 mm socket to do this job. You will not need to do anything with the air bag circuit. Just pull the cluster, remove and replace the switch and install the cluster back in and you will be good to go!
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Removing the cluster will let the top cover loose so the switch can come out?
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
You got it!

ONce this is out, you will be able to get to the other 10 mm bolts that hold the switch in place.
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