I need to change the Ignition switch

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How to change ignition switch in my car?
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 AT 4:28 PM

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Here you go! Please let us know how it turns out

Remove air cleaner fresh air duct (2) and disconnect and isolate negative battery cable at battery. Refer to BATTERY, Removal.
Fig 1: Steering Column Shrouds

Remove upper (1) and lower (2) steering column shrouds. Refer to SHROUD, Steering Column, Lower, Removal and SHROUD, Steering Column, Upper, Removal.
Fig 2: Ignition Switch Mounting Screw

Position steering column to the full down position.
Position ignition key to the RUN position.
Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Remove the ignition module mounting screw (1).
Fig 3: Ignition Switch Removal/Installation

CAUTION:
Extreme care must be taken when removing the ignition switch. The detent pin (3) located in the ignition cylinder housing is very delicate. Excessive force used when removing the ignition switch can cause this part to break. The ignition cylinder housing will need to be replace if this occurs.

Gently pull ignition module (1) straight out and off the retaining tabs (2) located on the lock cylinder housing.

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Pay close attention not to damage the detent pin in the lock cylinder housing when removing the ignition switch. Gently rotate the ignition switch counter - clockwise until the part of the ignition switch where the electrical connector (1) plugs in clears the tilt lever (2) as shown in illustration. Remove the ignition switch from the lock cylinder housing.
Installation

INSTALLATION

Fig 5: Ignition Switch Rotated

CAUTION:
Carefully install the ignition switch to the slotted detent pin. If installed forcefully the detent pin will break the ignition cylinder lock housing will have to be replaced.

Pay close attention not to damage the detent pin in the lock cylinder housing when installing the ignition switch Position the ignition switch (1) as shown in order in illustration to clear the tilt lever (2).
Fig 6: Ignition Switch Removal/Installation

Ensure the ignition module is in the RUN position and the actuator shaft in the lock housing is in the RUN position.
Align the ignition switch (1) with the detent pin (3), and retaining tabs (2) located on the lock cylinder housing. Carefully install the module, snapping it into place over the retaining tabs. Make sure the ignition switch is fully seated.
Fig 7: Ignition Switch Mounting Screw

Install the ignition module (2) mounting screw (1). Tighten the screw to 2 N.M (18 in. Lbs.).
Connect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Fig 8: Steering Column Shrouds

Install upper (1) and lower (2) steering column shrouds. Refer to SHROUD, Steering Column, Lower, Installation and SHROUD, Steering Column, Upper, Installation.
Install air cleaner fresh air duct (2) and disconnect and isolate negative battery cable at battery. Refer to BATTERY, Installation.
Check operation of all steering column mounted components.
IGNITION SWITCH [ DISASSEMBLY ]

Fig 9: Ignition Switch Mounting Screw

NOTE:
Lock cylinder housing removed from column.

Remove the ignition switch (2) mounting screw (1).
Fig 10: Ignition Switch Removal/Installation

Pull the switch (1) straight out and off the retaining tabs (2) located on the lock cylinder housing.
IGNITION SWITCH [ ASSEMBLY ]

Fig 11: Ignition Switch Removal/Installation

Ensure the ignition switch is in the RUN position and the actuator shaft in the lock housing is in the RUN position.
CAUTION:
Use care when installing the ignition switch on the lock cylinder housing to avoid damaging the key-in plunger (3).

Align the ignition switch with the key-in plunger (3), actuator shaft and retaining tabs (2) located on the lock cylinder housing. Carefully install the switch, snapping it into place over the retaining tabs.
Fig 12: Ignition Switch Mounting Screw

Install the ignition switch (2) mounting screw (1). Tighten the screw to 2 N.M (18 in. Lbs.).

Best, Ken
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