Buick

Buick Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Buick

2002 Buick Century: remove ignition tumbler on same car

Customer Question
what are the steps to...
what are the steps to change malty switch on a 2002 Buick Century.
How to remove ignition tumbler on same car
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Buick
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Buick Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
2/19/2010
Buick Mechanic: Matt J, Buick Mechanic replied 7 years ago
Matt J
Matt J, Buick Mechanic
Category: Buick
Satisfied Customers: 1,399
Experience: ASE Certified Master Tech,10+ Yrs Experince All Makes,Advance Training On All GM Makes
Verified

Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be more than happy to assist you.

 


Object Number: 217453  Size: SH

  • Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle's wheels are pointing straight ahead.
  • Turn OFF the ignition.
  • Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  • Remove the IP fuse block access door.

    Important

    With the AIR BAG Fuse removed and the ignition ON, the AIR BAG indicator illuminates. This is normal operation, and does not indicate an SIR system malfunction.

     

  • Remove the AIR BAG Fuse.
  • Object Number: 640349  Size: SH

    Caution: When you are carrying an undeployed inflator module: When you are storing an undeployed inflator module, make sure the bag opening points away from the surface on which the inflator module rests. When you are storing a steering column, do not rest the column with the bag opening facing down and the column vertical. Provide free space for the air bag to expand in case of an accidental deployment. Otherwise, personal injury may result.

     

  • On the back side of the steering wheel are 4 openings for removing the driver inflator module.

  • Turn the steering wheel until 2 of the openings are on the top.
  • Adjust and install J 44298 into 2 of the holes.

    Important

    Seat the air bag removal tool all the way in to perform properly.

     

  • Push the handle back towards the instrument panel (I/P) releasing the 2 spring loaded fasteners at the same time.
  • Turn the steering wheel and repeat the same steps for the other 2 openings.
  • Pull the module gently away from the steering wheel.
    Object Number: 294362  Size: SH

    Important

    Note the driver inflator wire routing positions, the redundant control routing positions, and the horn wire routing positions for the correct re-assembly.

     

  • Remove the connector position assurance (CPA) and remove the inflator module electrical connector.
  • Remove the horn contact lead.
  • Remove the inflatable restraint steering wheel module.
  • Scribe an alignment mark on the steering wheel hub. Align the mark with the slash mark on the steering shaft.
    Object Number: 294367  Size: SH

  • Loosen the steering wheel nut.
  • Position the steering wheel nut flush with the end of the steering shaft.
    Object Number: 255213  Size: SH

  • Assemble J 1859-A with J 42578 on the steering wheel.
  • Use J 1859-A with J 42578 in order to unseat the steering wheel from the steering shaft.
  • Remove J 1859-A and J 42578 from the steering wheel.
  • Remove the steering shaft nut.
  • Remove the steering wheel from the steering shaft.
  • Unroute the SIR connector from the steering wheel.
  • Object Number: 294334  Size: SH

  • Pivot the tilt lever back and forth, while pulling the lever from the column.
  • Remove the tilt lever from the steering column.
    Object Number: 415298  Size: SH

  • Remove the 2 TORX ® head screws (1) from the lower trim cover (2).
    Object Number: 328807  Size: SH

  • Remove the lower trim cover from the upper trim cover.
  • Tilt the lower trim cover down.
  • Slide the lower trim cover backward in order to disengage the locking tabs.
    Object Number: 814153  Size: SH

  • Remove the 2 TORX ® head screws (1) from the upper trim cover (2).
  • Remove the upper trim cover (2) from the steering column.
  • Remove the wire harness straps from the wire harness assembly on the steering column.
  • Disconnect the multifunction switch assembly connector from the SIR coil assembly connector.
  • Slide the multifunction switch assembly connectors (2) out of the steering column bulkhead connector (1).
    Object Number: 814791  Size: SH

  • Remove the screws (1) from the multifunction switch assembly (2).
  • Remove the multifunction switch assembly (2) from the steering column.
  • Matt J
    Matt J, Buick Mechanic
    Category: Buick
    Satisfied Customers: 1,399
    Experience: ASE Certified Master Tech,10+ Yrs Experince All Makes,Advance Training On All GM Makes
    Verified
    Matt J and 87 other Buick Specialists are ready to help you
    Ask your own question now
    Customer reply replied 7 years ago

    Buick Mechanic: Matt J, Buick Mechanic replied 7 years ago
    Did you have a question your reply did not contain anything?
    Ask Your Own Buick Question
    Customer reply replied 7 years ago
    Don't see how to remove ignition switch tumbler to replace
    Buick Mechanic: Matt J, Buick Mechanic replied 7 years ago

    Sorry about that. here is the instructions for that also.

     

    Object Number: 373859  Size: SH

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
  • Remove the upper and lower steering column trim covers.
  • Disconnect the ignition lock cylinder electrical connector from the wiring harness on the column.
  • Put the key in the steering column lock cylinder set (1).
  • Turn the key to the START position.
  • Install a 1/16 allen wrench (2) into the hole on top of the lock module assembly to release the steering column lock cylinder set retaining pin.
  • Turn the steering column lock cylinder set (1) into the RUN position.
  • Pull the steering column lock cylinder set (1) out from the lock module assembly.
  • Remove the key from the steering column lock cylinder set (1).
  • Installation Procedure


      Object Number: 373862  Size: SH

    1. Insert the key into the steering column lock cylinder set (1).
    2. Line up the locking tab (2) and the positioning tab (3) of the steering column lock cylinder set with the locking tab slot (5) and the positioning tab slot (4) in the lock module assembly (6).
    3. Push the steering column lock cylinder set (1) into the lock module assembly (6).
    4. Rotate the steering column lock cylinder set (1) in the lock module assembly (6) into all positions.
    5. Connect the ignition lock cylinder electrical connector to the wiring harness on the column.
    Ask Your Own Buick Question
    Ask Matt J Your Own Question
    Matt J
    Matt J
    Matt J, Buick Mechanic
    Category: Buick
    Satisfied Customers: 1,399
    1,399 Satisfied Customers
    Experience: ASE Certified Master Tech,10+ Yrs Experince All Makes,Advance Training On All GM Makes

    Matt J is online now

    A new question is answered every 9 seconds

    How JustAnswer works:

    • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
    • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
    • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

    JustAnswer in the News:

    Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
    JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
    Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
    ...leave nothing to chance.
    Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
    Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
    I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

    What Customers are Saying:

    Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

    Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

    This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

    AlexLos Angeles, CA

    Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

    GPHesperia, CA

    I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

    JustinKernersville, NC

    Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

    EstherWoodstock, NY

    Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

    RobinElkton, Maryland

    He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

    DianeDallas, TX

    < Previous | Next >

    Meet the Experts:

    Dave Nova

    Dave Nova

    Buick Technician

    1,808 satisfied customers

    ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

    Gary

    Gary

    Buick Technician

    1,499 satisfied customers

    15 years master GM tech and mater ASE tech

    John

    John

    Buick Master Technician

    731 satisfied customers

    ASE A1-A8 w/L1 GM master technician.Factory certified with 40 years experience.

    George H.

    George H.

    ASE Certified Technician

    531 satisfied customers

    ASE Master 15+years

    Don - Mo Lurch

    Don - Mo Lurch

    Buick Mechanic

    519 satisfied customers

    GM, Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

    Ron Z.

    Ron Z.

    - Buick Tech -

    474 satisfied customers

    18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Buick Diagnostics

    Chris (aka- Moose)

    Chris (aka- Moose)

    Buick Technician

    316 satisfied customers

    16 years of experience

    < Previous | Next >

    Related Buick Questions
    It is a 1999 Buick Century, something is draining the
    It is a 1999 Buick Century, something is draining the battery. Replaced battery, and alternator. Something still draining battery. Could you suggest what might be wrong? … read more
    AMEDEE
    AMEDEE
    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    9,105 satisfied customers
    What's the cost for an answer? So what do I need to do? I
    I could explain it to you but will probably need to him also.… read more
    Eric
    Eric
    Retired
    N/A
    14,436 satisfied customers
    IT MISSES AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON. MECHANIC HAS
    IT MISSES AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON. MECHANIC HAS REPLACE 4 IGNITION COIL ALREADY, SEEMS TO WORK FOR AWHILE BUT NOW IT IS DOING IT AGAIN AFTER A FEW MONTHS. COULD THIS BE CARBON BUILD UP INSTEAD… read more
    BOBBYSS
    BOBBYSS
    TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
    Associate Degree
    8,343 satisfied customers
    When I start the car it stays as as I am pushing the gas but
    When I start the car it stays as long as I am pushing the gas but when I let off it dies … read more
    David Craig
    David Craig
    OWNER/MECHANIC
    Associates
    4,388 satisfied customers
    My Buick Park Ave Ultra turns on the right on its own and
    My Buick Park Ave Ultra turns on the right flasher on its own and when I cancel it the hazards go on … read more
    Chad Farhat
    Chad Farhat
    Owner
    Associate Degree
    4,403 satisfied customers
    I have aand the horn fuse was I replaced the fuse and the
    I have a*****and the horn fuse was blown I replaced the fuse and the horn went off until the fuse blew again.I believe it may be the pad inside the airbag assembly.… read more
    Eric
    Eric
    Auto Technician
    589 satisfied customers
    The rear suspension on my 2006 Buick Lucerne will not lower.
    The rear suspension on my 2006 Buick Lucerne will not lower. It's stuck in the highway position. … read more
    David Craig
    David Craig
    OWNER/MECHANIC
    Associates
    4,388 satisfied customers
    I have a 1999 Buick Regal.The front dims won't work. It
    I have a 1999 Buick Regal.The front dims won't work. It isn't the light bulbs. I brought it to a mechanic and he said that it is probably one of the switches in the car either the one on the steering … read more
    don
    don
    fleet superintendent
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    12 satisfied customers
    The key is stuck in the ignition. I attempted to start the
    The key is stuck in the ignition. I attempted to start the car, it caught but stopped, then I couldn't get the key out. I get lights on the dash when turning forward. … read more
    Mechanic01
    Mechanic01
    1,659 satisfied customers
    Computer getting engine overheating code temp.gage in cabin
    Computer getting engine overheating code temp.gage in cabin not working cooling fans being turned on ac turned off engine temp senor replaced condition returned engine light on. dealer suggests replac… read more
    Dan
    Dan
    Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
    0 satisfied customers
    My car turn over. There's battery power. It's a 2008 buick
    My car turn over. There's battery power. It's a 2008 buick allure cxl … read more
    Pete
    Pete
    Independent Auto Technician
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    138 satisfied customers
    The passenger side headlight is not working on the low beam.
    Second opinion] The passenger side headlight is not working on the low beam … read more
    Jaybird61
    Jaybird61
    Master Automotive Mechanic
    2,227 satisfied customers
    Where would you suggest getting a climate control part for a
    where would you suggest getting a climate control part for a 2002 buick park avenue (besides dealership)? Thanks … read more
    Don - Mo Lurch
    Don - Mo Lurch
    Buick Mechanic
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    519 satisfied customers
    Can I use the mechanical brake system parts under the hood
    Can I use the mechanical brake system parts under the hood of my 1991 Buick Park Avenue to replace those parts in my 1989 Olds Touring Sedan ? … read more
    Eric
    Eric
    Retired
    N/A
    14,436 satisfied customers
    2010 Lucerne blows fuel pump relay twice in 20 miles. 71000
    2010 Lucerne blows fuel pump relay twice in 20 miles … read more
    tim37857
    tim37857
    Mechanic
    High School or GED
    71 satisfied customers
    2008 Buick Lucerne no start but cranks found fuel injector
    2008 Buick Lucerne no start but cranks found fuel injector even fused blown replaced but blew again I unlugged a harness plug and doesn't blow the fuse till you plug it in any ideas??phot of plug atta… read more
    Chad Farhat
    Chad Farhat
    Owner
    Associate Degree
    4,403 satisfied customers
    I have a 03 lesabre that wont start,it seems like the
    I have a 03 lesabre that wont start,it seems like the starter relay,is there any way to get it running?… read more
    Pete
    Pete
    Independent Auto Technician
    Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
    138 satisfied customers
    Replaced a used BCM 2000 Buick 3.8, does it have to be
    Replaced a used BCM 2000 Buick 3.8, does it have to be reprogrammed. I'm still getting codes p1626 and p1602. After car runs for a few seconds, gas level goes to 0, and radio stops working. Checked al… read more
    Gary
    Gary
    Senior Technician
    Vocational, Technical or Trade School
    58 satisfied customers
    Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

    Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

    Show MoreShow Less

    Ask Your Question

    x