Ignition switch stuck

Tiny
IMPVME
  • 2001 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES

How do I replace the ignition lock in 2001 Cadillac deville starting with removing the steering column trim? The key can no longer go into the lock. It was damaged by a screwdriver.

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 4:57 AM

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2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

Here are the instructions and some diagrams (BELOW) to help you get the job done.

Disconnect the ignition battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure in Starting and Charging.
Remove the knee bolster. Refer to Knee Bolster Replacement - Left in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators.
Position the steering wheel half way between the upper and lower tilt stops (if necessary).
Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement.
If equipped remove the manual tilt lever.
Remove the lower steering column trim cover retaining screws (4).
Disconnect the closeout shroud from the lower steering column trim cover.
Remove the upper steering column trim cover retaining screw (2).
Lift the upper steering column trim cover to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole.
Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the START position.
Using the bent tip awl, push down on the ignition lock cylinder retaining pin.
Release the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position.
Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock module.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Monday, May 29th, 2017 AT 9:25 PM
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FOEZY
  • 1978 CADILLAC DEVILLE

1978 Cadillac Deville V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 65,000 miles

I am trying to replace the ignition switch in my '78 Deville. Once the steering wheel and other components have been removed, how do I remove the switch for replacement?

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Monday, May 29th, 2017 AT 9:25 PM (Merged)
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FACTORYJACK
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You should not have to remove steering wheel to replace ignition switch, maybe just lower the column. Unless, you are talking about the ignition cylinder where you insert the key. If it is the cylinder, and you have removed the wheel, lockplate, and turn signal switch, there should be a bolt holding retaing it(it may have a torx type head. I have not seen the innards of a 78 column, I am just going on probability.

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Monday, May 29th, 2017 AT 9:25 PM (Merged)
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WALTWIN
  • 1992 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • 105,000 MILES

I replaced the ignition switch and now the Shift position indicator won't work.

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Monday, May 29th, 2017 AT 9:26 PM (Merged)
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Re check your work. You either broke the prindle or did not hook it back up

Roy

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