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Replace key switch tumbler in a 1997 chevy pickup

Customer Question

replace key switch tumbler in a 1997 chevy pickup
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  david replied 9 years ago.

Hi thank you for your question i can help.


Are you needing steps to remove the key switch.


I will need the model of your truck

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
my truck is a 1997 chevy pickup 1500 series I have to jiggle the key to get it out of park i need to know how to get the key tumbler out of the sreering colulm to put in the new one
Expert:  david replied 9 years ago.

Thank you for your question hope this helps


Ignition Lock Cylinder

Removal & Installation


To Remove:

  1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
  2. Disable the supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system.
  3. Remove the steering column trim covers.
  4. Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the run position.
  5. Using an awl with a bent tip, insert the tip into the access hole of the ignition lock cylinder.
  6. Turn the lock cylinder to start and push down and hold the lock cylinder retaining pin.
  7. Release the lock cylinder to the run position and withdraw the cylinder from the steering column.
Ignition lock cylinder removal




To Install:

  1. Align the slot in the steering column to the tab on the lock cylinder and install the lock cylinder until it locks in place.
  2. Install the steering column trim covers
  3. Connect the negative cable to the battery
  4. Check for correct operation

Hope this helps