Binding ignition lock cylinder

Tiny
VIRGILCOPELAND
  • 2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic.

How to replace binding ignition lock cylinder?

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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 1:54 PM

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Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the steering column trim covers. Remove the park lock cable from the bottom of the housing. Insert the key into the ignition and rotate to the accessories position. Depress the locking button through hole on the side of ignition module assembly with a thin pick-type tool. Important: Once the locking button is depressed, the tool must be removed before the cylinder will slide out of the housing.

Slide the lock cylinder out of the ignition housing.
Make sure you clean the housing out with brake clean and a rag. After you clean it apply GM super lube to inside of housing and lock cylinder before putting it together. Here is the part number number:12371287. You can get this at the dealer. Very important that you lube it or you will have the same problem. Post back if this works

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017 AT 1:30 PM
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RYAN KABKE
  • 2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
  • 103,000 MILES

Ignition will lock up if turned past ACC line. I want to replace it and dont know if it must be unlocked to do it.

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017 AT 1:31 PM (Merged)
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The cylinder comes out in the acc position so if you can get it to the acc position it will come out.

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RYAN KABKE
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So if I cant get it to the ACC line can I still pull it out and replace it with a new one. I ordered the part and it comes with a new key but the key I have is so shaved down and the spare is the same and neither work to turn it.

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017 AT 1:31 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It sounds like you just have worn out keys the first thing I do if I have some worn out keys before replacing the cylinder is make a fresh key cut from the key code. See if you can find a lock smith that can cut you a fresh key from the vin number. If not see how much the dealer will charge you to cut a fresh key from the vin.

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017 AT 1:31 PM (Merged)
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DIANE PEEPER
  • 2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 145,000 MILES

My key wont turn or come out of the ignition sometimes.

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017 AT 1:31 PM (Merged)
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CJ MEDEVAC
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See if any of this helps!

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/ignition-switch-wont-turn-stuck

Return with a grin!

Fingers crossed

Pulling for you!

The Medic

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