Bonneville ignition switch

Tiny
BRENT DIRKS
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  • 2000 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 108,000 MILES
I have a 2000 pontiac bonneville with ignition system problems. Sometimes we have to turn the key to start several times before the engine will respond and crank. Also there is a current drain that drains the battery over the course of several days. A mechanic traced the current drain to the ignition switch fuse. The drain stopped when he pulled it out. He thinks it needs a new ignition switch.
I am trying to replace the switch, but am having difficulties. The pass key chip doesn't want to slide all the way out to allow me to remove the switch. It comes most of the way out and then stops. I am afraid to pull on it too hard for fear of breaking it. Is there some clip or something that is holding it in, or some special procedure to remove it? Thanks for your consideration.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 AT 12:21 AM

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Tiny
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Here are the lock instructions

https://www.2carpros.com/images/external/Ignitionlock00Bonneville.jpg
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 AT 12:50 AM
Tiny
BRENT DIRKS
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Due to internet filter difficulties, I was not able to access the photos that Wrenchtech sent to photobucket as a response to my question about the 2000 Pontiac Bonneville ignition switch. By time I got to the site, the instructions were deleted. I only have intermittent access to the internet. If possible, could wrenchtech E-mail the photos to me directly or else leave them on till at least Wednesday so that I have time to look at them. Thanks, Brent Dirks
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Friday, March 4th, 2011 AT 11:02 PM
Tiny
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Apparently, the site has disabled links in our responses.
I'll do it this way.
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Friday, March 4th, 2011 AT 11:09 PM

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