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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Kia
Satisfied Customers: 3632
Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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A locked down ignition switch need to know how to remove it

Customer Question

a locked down ignition switch need to know how to remove it do you have vido
JA: Has the car been stalling out?
Customer: no
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2004 Amanti Kia
JA: Are you fixing your Amanti yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

Hey how are you

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION 1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal from the battery.

2. Remove the airbag module. WARNING: The SRS is designed to retain enough power to deploy the air bag for about 30 seconds even after the battery has been disconnected, so serious injury may result from unintended air bag deployment if service is done on the SRS immediately after the battery cable is disconnected. 3. Remove the steering wheel lock nut and the washer.

4. Mark the steering column shaft and steering wheel for fitting positions used for re-installation using the special tool. Remove the steering wheel. NOTE: Do not use hammer on the steering wheel to remove it.

5. Remove the steering column lower and upper shroud. 6. Remove the side lower crash pad after removing the side mounting cover. 1. Remove the hood release cable.

2. Remove the parking brake release lever.

7. Remove the clock spring.

Please let me know , if that will work for you

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have not worked on the car I had to work out of town . I will let you know .
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

ok no problem , i understand

just let me know


Customer: replied 10 months ago.