Ignition replacement

Tiny
CURTIS ROBERT
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 3.4L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 117,000 MILES
How to replace new ignition if the key will not turn it. I saw a video on how to replace it but they had to turn the ignition switch. Thanks
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Thursday, April 27th, 2017 AT 2:04 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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The easy way requires that the key be able to turn the existing lock cylinder. However are you SURE the problem is the key cylinder and not a bad ignition interlock solenoid or faulty transmission park switch? I would test those first as they are very common problems. Do you hear a click when you turn on the key and step on the brake? If you do the solenoid may be moving but not releasing the cylinder.
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Thursday, April 27th, 2017 AT 9:11 PM
Tiny
CURTIS ROBERT
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As stated before, the key does not turn. Its all good though, a locksmith had to drill it out and replace the ignition switch. Thx
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Monday, May 1st, 2017 AT 5:56 AM
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STEVE W.
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Yeah, that is the "hard way" but it's very common these days. Seems like the lock cylinders these days are real junk compared to the old ones. I remember having ones that were so worn that just about any key worked, but they didn't get stuck.
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Monday, May 1st, 2017 AT 6:12 AM

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