2002 Chevy Cavalier Ingition switch bad / anti-theft system

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KELLYG99
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
Electrical problem
2002 Chevy Cavalier

Does anyone know how to change the ignition switch on this? It was stuck in the on position, got it to turn off, but the anti-theft on the car will now not allow us to start the car. Can we bypass the anti-theft mechanism and then install a new ignition switch ourselves? Money is very tight, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Sunday, October 11th, 2009 AT 12:58 PM

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Tiny
BRIAN 1
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Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the steering column trim covers.
Remove the ignition lock cylinder.

Remove the retaining screws (2) from the ignition switch (3).
Remove the ignition switch (3) from the steering column (1).
Installation Procedure

Install the ignition switch (3) to the steering column (1). Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precaution.
Install the retaining screws (2) to the ignition switch (3). Tighten the screws to 4 Nm (36 inch lbs.).
Install the ignition lock cylinder.
Install the steering column trim covers.
Connect the negative battery cable.


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when done peform relearn,Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON. The 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 .
Repeat steps 1 through 4 two more times for a total of 3 cycles/30 minutes . 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. IMPORTANT: 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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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 AT 6:29 PM
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My problem seems to start with the key fob un beknonwnst to me I some how hit/push something and it causes the anti theft to go into "panic" mode and I have to wait quite a few minutes, sometimes up to 45 before it will start. My question is how can I avert all this.
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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 6:20 PM

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