2000 Chevy Malibu ignition lock cylinder

Tiny
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2000 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 173k miles

how do I change the ignition lock cylinder in my car? SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING about reseting something after you do it I need to know how to do that too!
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Sunday, May 30th, 2010 AT 11:20 AM

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Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_2282.jpg

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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 12:10 AM
Tiny
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And this will also reset whatever it is that has to be reset when you hook it back up?
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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 9:10 AM
Tiny
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Nothing needs reset, not sure what you mean?
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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 12:23 PM
Tiny
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When I called napa about the part they said you had to take it to a shop to fix it cause something had to be reset cause of the anti theft in it
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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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Okay, yes if you have anti theft system then the new ignition switch will have to be reprogrammed to your key or it will not work. You will have to take to a locksmith or dealer for that.
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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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So install it and then take it or what>?
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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 8:05 PM
Tiny
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Won't start until new one is reprogrammed, if you install it first you would have to get it towed to shop
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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 8:18 PM
Tiny
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Okay theres no way to reprogram it myself or have it reprogramed before installing it?
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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 9:12 PM
Tiny
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Actually I may have found the procedure for you.. replace the switch as described earlier then perform the following steps to reprogram the system..


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_2293.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname2_753.jpg

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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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Did that work or did you have to reprogram it? Mine needs to b done but I def dont want to have to pay that much, but really dont wanna have to get it towed. Thanx :)
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 AT 9:33 PM

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