Disconnect the negative and positive battery cables and wait at least three minutes.
Remove the dashboard lower cover and knee bolster.
Disconnect the 5-pin and 7-pin connectors from under the dash.
Remove the steering column covers, remove the column holder mounting bolts and nuts and lower the steering column.
Center punch each of the two shear bolts and drill their heads off with a 3/16 in. (5mm) drill bit.
Do not damage the switch body when removing the shear bolt heads.
Remove the shear bolts from the switch body and remove the switch.
Install the new ignition switch without the key inserted.
Loosely tighten the new shear bolts.
Make sure the projection on the ignition switch is aligned with the hole in the steering column.
Insert the ignition key and check for proper operation of the steering wheel lock and that the ignition key turns freely.
Tighten the shear bolts until the hex heads twist off.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 AT 6:27 PM