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2000 Deville: replace my ignition switch..jiggle the key

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How difficult will it be to replace my ignition switch on a 2000 Deville? I have to jiggle the key and it is getting progressively worse. Thanks for your time. - Michael
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Randall C replied 8 years ago.

If you have not done a job like this before, it can be a bit tricky and you will need some special tools. 1 to remove steering wheel as well as torx bits etc.. You will also need to disarm the air bag. Here are the step/step so you have an idea.



Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement - On Vehicle

Removal Procedure

  1. Disable the SIR system. See: Body and Frame\Interior Moulding / Trim\Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming\Service and Repair
  2. Position the steering wheel half way between the upper and lower tilt stops (if necessary).
  3. Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement.
  4. Roll back the shift lever seal from the upper and the lower shrouds.
  5. Remove the tilt wheel lever (if necessary).
  6. Remove the 2 TORX screws from the lower steering column shroud.
  7. Remove the lower steering column shroud.
  8. Remove the one TORX screw from the upper steering column shroud.
  9. Lift the upper steering column shroud to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole.

  1. Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the START position. Using the bent tip awl, push down on the ignition lock cylinder retaining pin.
  2. Release the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position.

  1. Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock module assembly by pulling the ignition lock cylinder away from the steering column.

Installation Procedure

  1. Insert the ignition lock cylinder through the upper shroud.
  2. Install the ignition lock cylinder to the lock module assembly by doing the following:
2.1.Align the positioning slot and locking tab slot on the lock module assembly to the positioning tab and locking tab on the ignition lock cylinder.
2.2.Push the ignition lock cylinder into the lock module assembly until the locking tab locks against the locking tab.
  1. Install the one TORX screw to the upper shroud. Tighten the TORX screws to 2 Nm (18 inch lbs.).
  2. Install the lower shroud.
  3. Install the shift lever seal to the upper and the lower shrouds.
  4. Install the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement
  5. Enable the SIR system.


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