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HOW TO REMOVE THE IGNITION LOCK SWITCH FROM 2002 PONTIAC

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hOW TO REMOVE THE IGNITION LOCK SWITCH FROM 2002 PONTIAC GRAND-PRIX
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

Hi there Im cam And ill help you with your questions the best i can!

This sounds like a tumbler problem

The ignition tumblers and switches are a really high failure rate and I have done lots.

I am leaving you directions to replace the ignition tumbler unit and the ignition switch.

Ignition tumbler

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. Electrical.
  2. Remove the upper and lower steering column trim covers.
  3. Disconnect the ignition lock cylinder electrical connector from the wiring harness on the column.
  4. Put the key in the steering column lock cylinder set (1).
  5. Turn the key to the START position.
  6. 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.
  7. Turn the steering column lock cylinder set (1) into the RUN position.
  8. Pull the steering column lock cylinder set (1) out from the lock module assembly.
  9. Remove the key from the steering column lock cylinder set (1)
  10. see fig igntumbler
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

Did you need electical switch directions? I dont think that will cause any locking problems. its generally in the tumbler

Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

also..

Did you get the recall done yet?

there is a ignition switch recall on these cars. IF you can get it done for free and under warranty. that can be a bonuse

cam

Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

please dont forget to rate me! and im always available for follow up questions

thanks again!

cam

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