Mechanics

IGNITION SWITCH

1999 Oldsmobile Alero

Electrical problem
1999 Oldsmobile Alero 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 81,000 miles

Im haveing some problem removeing the ignition switch on my Alero, I mamaged to remove the 2 screws behind it, but it dosent seem to want to budg, I felt arround but have foound no clips holding it.
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KenshinZero
April 10, 2009.




Below are replacement procedures for your vehicle's ignition switch.

REMOVAL: Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the instrument panel (I/P) accessory trim plate.
Remove the I/P cluster.
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.
NOTE
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 procedures when cylinder coding is required.

INSTALLATION: 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.
Install the bolts to the ignition switch. Tighten the bolts to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
Install the I/P cluster.
Install the I/P accessory trim plate.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Perform the Passlock- learn procedure: Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON (vehicle will not start).
Observe the SECURITY telltale, after approximately 10 minutes the telltale will turn OFF.
Turn OFF the ignition, and wait 5 seconds.
The vehicle is now ready to relearn the Passlock- Sensor Data Code and/or passwords on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK.
NOTE
The vehicle learns the Passlock- Sensor Data Code and/or password on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle.

Start the engine. The vehicle has now learned the Passlock- Sensor Data Code and/or password.
With a scan tool, clear any DTCs if needed. History DTCs will self clear after 100 ignition cycles.

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Bluelightnin6
Apr 10, 2009.


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