1990 Chevy Silverado ignition key switch needs replaced, ho

Tiny
PAT GAVIN
  • MEMBER
  • 1990 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 118,000 MILES
I, m hoping that someone can help with the knowledge of how to change the key switch in the steering column.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 12:55 AM

1 Reply

Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
  • EXPERT
REMOVAL:
Remove the steering wheel.
Remove the turn signal switch. It is not necessary to completely remove the switch from the column. Pull the switch rearward far enough to slip it over the end of the shaft, but do not pull the harness out of the column.
Turn the lock to Run.
If necessary, remove the ignition key.
If equipped, remove the buzzer switch assembly.
Remove the lock retaining screw and remove the lock cylinder.

INSTALLATION:
Rotate the key to the stop while holding onto the cylinder.
Push the lock all the way in.
Install the screw. Tighten the screw to 40 inch lbs. (5 Nm) for regular columns, 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm) for tilt columns.
Install the turn signal switch and the steering wheel.

STEERING WHEEL

REMOVAL:
Disconnect the battery ground cable.
On models equipped with a drivers side air bag, perform the following procedure:
Disable the Supplemental Restraint System (if equipped).
On all but 1996-98 models equipped with a air bag, unfasten the screws at the rear of the steering wheel.
On 1996-98 models equipped with a air bag, turn the steering wheel 90 to access the rear shroud holes to the inflator module. Insert a screwdriver in the holes and push the leaf spring to release the pin. Turn the steering wheel 180 to access the remaining shroud holes and using the screwdriver, release the remaining pins.
Tilt the inflator module rearward from the top to access the wiring. Tag and unplug the lead wire from the clip on the module, the lead wire from the clip on the steering wheel and the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and retainer from the module.
If not equipped with a drivers side air bag, remove the horn pad or button cap and disconnect the horn wires.
Mark the steering wheel-to-steering shaft relationship.
If equipped, remove the snapring from the steering shaft.
Remove the nut from the steering shaft.

WARNING
Don't hammer on the steering shaft!

Remove the steering wheel with a puller.

STEERING WHEEL
INSTALLATION:
Install the wheel. The turn signal control assembly must be in the Neutral position to prevent damaging the canceling cam and control assembly. Tighten the nut to 30 ft. Lbs. (40 Nm).
Install the horn pad and horn contact (if equipped).
If equipped with a drivers side air bag, install the inflator module as follows:
Attach the lead wire to the clip on the module, the lead wire to the clip on the steering wheel and the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and retainer to the module.
On 1996-98 models, install the inflator module by pressing it firmly into the steering wheel so that all four notched pins in the leaf spring are fully engaged. Be very careful that you do not pinch any wires.
On all but 1996-98 models equipped with a air bag, install the inflator module and tighten the screws to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
Connect the battery ground cable and enable the SIR system (if equipped).

If you need further assistance just let me know.

Thanks for using 2CarPros. Com!
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 1:40 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides