2001 Chevy Impala Remove and replace ignition switch

Tiny
X1X GOSER X1X
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2001 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I have to replace the ignition switch in my 2001 Chevy Impala and I was hoping that you could give me some advice or the steps to the process in doing so.
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 AT 8:11 AM

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Tiny
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I know I'm not going to be much help with this reply, but i'd suggest you get you a haynes manual or something like that. I have one and it helps me a great deal!
I'm sure it has a step by step process in it for replacing an ignition switch.
You can buy one used for $10-15 (maybe less!) On amazon.
You can also subscribe on a website like 'all DIY'. It's more expensive but it has much more information, like a service manual.
When you replace your switch, watch out for your airbag, you may have to disable it (I think it's a yellow wire) before you can replace your ignition switch.
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 AT 3:57 PM
Tiny
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He is right look for a manual. To change it out it isnt to bad. But disconnect the battery and let it sit for 20 min before you start. This will discharge the air bag.
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 AT 7:59 PM
Tiny
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Ok I understand that it would be easy if I got a manual, however I do not want to spend the money on one. I have no other uses for it, so I just wanted some advice or the steps in replacing the ignition switch
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Thursday, August 21st, 2008 AT 8:16 AM
Tiny
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I am replacing ignition switch complete assembly any special things I need to do so the key memory works with the new assembly
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Saturday, March 30th, 2019 AT 9:48 AM
Tiny
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Saturday, March 30th, 2019 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
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Hey X1X GOSER X1X,

I have attached below the instructions to replace the ignition switch on your vehicle.

Are you replacing the switch itself or the lock barrel?

Hope that is the information you needed.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

Regards, Joe
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Sunday, March 31st, 2019 AT 2:58 PM
Tiny
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Hey X1X GOSER X1X,

Below should be the removal instructions for all the trims you need to remove to get to the switch.

Hopefully that should give you all you need to tackle the job.

Regards, Joe
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Sunday, March 31st, 2019 AT 3:09 PM
Tiny
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Hey PHILLIP505,

If you would like some help with your vehicle can you please start a new question?

It makes the site work more effectively if each persons question is separate, we should be able to give you the information you need.

Regards, Joe
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Sunday, March 31st, 2019 AT 3:11 PM
Tiny
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Hey X1X GOSER X1X,

If you are replacing the electrical part of the ignition switch you may have to relearn the PASSLOCK system.

You may need to attach a battery charger as you will have the ignition on for a while without the engine running whilst doing the relearn.

Please see the information below on how to do that.

Regards, Joe
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Sunday, March 31st, 2019 AT 4:38 PM

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