Ignition cylinder replacement

Tiny
CARLOSGREEN549
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  • 2004 PONTIAC MONTANA
  • 3.4L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 161,000 MILES
I replaced the Ignition switch cylinder and it was fairly hard to get out so I took a hammer/flat head screw driver and beat the cylinder out. Once I installed the new cylinder switch the ignition on the I had power to lights radio but not the instrument cluster. Also the vehicle will not start.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 7:37 AM

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Tiny
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Did you accidentally replace the ignition lock cylinder instead of the ignition switch?
What was the reason for replacing the ignition lock cylinder?
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 7:57 AM
Tiny
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My apologizes I replaced the Ignition lock cylinder due to the Ignition lock freezing up.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 8:02 AM
Tiny
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Do you hear the starter make a click or perhaps the starter solenoid or even the starter relay click when you turn the key to start?
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 8:04 AM
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If not, start by checking these starter fuses and try a new or spare relay in that spot for the starter relay.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 8:07 AM
Tiny
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I did not hear a click the radio and headlights work but the instrument cluster doesn't work.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 8:07 AM
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Start by checking these starter fuses and try a new or spare relay in that spot for the starter relay.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 8:13 AM
Tiny
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I switched both of them out and still nothing.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 8:14 AM
Tiny
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Is there a possibility that the ignition switch is bad since I had to beat the cylinder out?
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 8:34 AM
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Is there any security or anti-theft light remaining on or flashing past bulb check?
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 9:03 AM
Tiny
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No security or anti theft nor flashing bulb.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 9:08 AM
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Check those fuses for voltage with the key on start and see if there are indeed getting voltage from the ignition switch. The PCM crank fuse, that one.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 9:38 AM
Tiny
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I will check that one.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 AT 9:50 AM
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It sound like you got the ignition tumbler not installed correctly. I would remove it and follow these instructions and guides to reassemble. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Saturday, April 27th, 2019 AT 11:54 AM

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