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1998 Chevy s10 Blazer: ignition cylinder..(Does the steering wheel

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How to replace the ignition cylinder on a 1998 Chevy s10 Blazer, (Does the steering wheel have to come off)

Hello I will help you with your question,


You do not have to remove the steering wheel to replace the lock cylinder but you do have to be able to turn the key. Here is the procedure





  1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds. Refer to "Steering Column Trim Cover Replacement".
  2. Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the start position.
  3. Using an awl, insert the tip into the ignition lock cylinder access hole (1).
  4. Push down and hold the ignition lock cylinder retaining pin.
  5. Release the ignition lock cylinder to the run position.
  6. Remove the ignition lock cylinder by pulling the ignition lock cylinder away from the steering column (2).


  1. Install the ignition lock cylinder by doing the following procedure:
    1. Align the positioning locking tab slot on the lock module assembly (1) to the positioning tab on the ignition lock cylinder.
    2. Push the lock cylinder in until the locking tab locks in the lock module assembly (1).
  1. Install the upper and lower steering column shrouds. Refer to "Steering Column Trim Cover Replacement".
  2. Perform the PASSLOCK learn procedure. Refer to "PASSLOCK Reprogramming Auto Learn".



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