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removal/install directions

Ignition Switch Replacement Pontiac
Removal Procedure
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure
Remove the instrument panel (I/P) accessory trim plate. Refer to Trim Plate Replacement - Instrument Panel (I/P) Accessory
Remove the I/P cluster. Refer to Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Replacement



Remove the bolts from ignition switch.



Reposition the ignition switch for ease of removal.
Insert the key and turn the ignition lock cylinder to the ON/RUN position.



Depress the transaxle park/lock cable retainer to release, then pull to remove the park/lock cable from the ignition switch.
Perform the following procedure to remove the ignition lock cylinder from the ignition switch:
Depress and hold the ignition lock cylinder detent.
Turn the key to the ON/RUN position.
Pull the ignition lock cylinder out with the key.





Important
Remove the ignition lock cylinder before you remove the Passlock? electrical connector.


Disconnect the Passlock? electrical connector from the ignition switch.



Disconnect the electrical connectors from the ignition switch.
Remove the ignition switch through the I/P cluster opening.



If the lock cylinder does not rotate or is seized, perform the following procedure:
Protect the immediate work area with suitable material such as clean shop towels or a clean fender cover.
Locate the surface for the ignition switch lock cylinder release button (2) on the plastic ignition switch housing and center punch a location (1) on the rib 9.5 mm (3/8 in) rearward, toward the key entry end, from the cylinder release button.
Carefully drill a pilot hole through the plastic housing with an 1/8-inch drill bit.
Carefully drill a larger hole at the pilot location, and slightly into the ignition switch lock cylinder surface to break the release button retaining spring using a 9/32-inch drill bit.
Remove portions of the broken spring from the hole using a small suitable tool.
Grasp the ignition switch lock cylinder and remove the cylinder from the switch housing.
Remove any plastic flashing from the drilling operation, and using compressed air blow out the ignition switch assembly.
Follow the service manual procedures when cylinder coding is required. Refer to Key and Lock Cylinder Coding .
Installation Procedure
If the lock cylinder would not rotate or was seized, perform the following procedure:
Install the new ignition switch lock cylinder as required by rotating both the cylinder and the ignition switch to the ON position.
Push the lock cylinder into the ignition switch housing until fully seated.
You may need to slightly depress the release button as the cylinder passes by the 9/32-inch hole previously drilled in the ignition switch housing.




Position the ignition switch into position through the I/P cluster opening.
Connect the electrical connectors to the ignition switch.



Connect the Passlock? electrical connector to the ignition switch.



Connect the park/lock cable to the ignition switch.
Insert the key and turn the ignition lock cylinder to the ON/RUN position.



Install the ignition lock cylinder. If you turned the key slightly while removing the lock cylinder, you may have to align the white colored ignition switch rotor (1) with the lock cylinder (2). You can rotate the ignition switch rotor (1) with your finger.
Remove the key from the lock cylinder.



Position the ignition switch to the I/P.

Notice
Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.


Install the bolts to the ignition switch. Tighten
Tighten the bolts to 6 Nm (53 lb in).

Install the I/P cluster. Refer to Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Replacement .
Install the I/P accessory trim plate. Refer to Trim Plate Replacement - Instrument Panel (I/P) Accessory .
Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure .
Perform the Passlock? learn procedure. Refer to PASSLOCK Reprogramming Auto Learn in Theft Deterrent.
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