Disconnect the negative battery cable. Make sure air-bag is disabled.
If equipped with a tilt column, remove the tilt lever by turning counterclockwise.
Remove upper and lower covers from steering column.
Remove the ignition switch mounting screws. Use tamper resistant torx bit, to remove screws. The autostores sell these type bits.
Pull the switch away from the column. Release the wiring harness connector, 7 wire.
Release the four wire connector.
Turn the key to the lock position, using the torx bit, remove the key cylinder retaining screw and bracket.
Rotate the key clockwise to the off position. The key cylinder will unseat from the ignition switch. When the key cylinder is unseated, it will be approximately 1/8 inch away from the ignition switch halo light ring. Do not remove the key cylinder at this time. With the key cylinder in the unseated position, rotate the key to counterclockwise to lock position and remove the key. Remove the key cylinder from ignition switch. Make sure the air-bag is disabled before doing anything. If part of lock cylinder is broke off, make sure it isn't lodged in the ignition switch.
Saturday, December 29th, 2012 AT 8:47 PM