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12-08-2005, 06:43 PM
Hello, long time reader first time poster.

Car: 1999 Grand Am.

Here is the problem, the ignition tumbler got stuck in the off position. I need to replace, i have gotten a new tumbler and it is already keyed to my VIN. I can not get the bloody cable off the back of the ignition switch. Does anyone have any ideas on how to disconnect that cable? I have been ramming a screw driver back there in hopes of pushing in a clip to release it, but I am here asking for help so you know it isn't working that well.

If you have any helpful tips please reply.

12-08-2005, 06:49 PM
If the switch is unable to be moved to the "on" position, the process is kinda involved, If you want, PM me with your email address and i'll scan my GM repair manual with the procedures and send them to you.

12-08-2005, 08:18 PM
PM sent, thanks man.