1996 PONTIAC GRAND AM IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER REPLACEMENT

  • Tiny
  • muledeer1960
  • 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

Electrical problem
1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 156, 00 miles

I need to know the steps required to replace the lock cylinder. The key has been giving me trouble since I purchased the car in 02, now it quit completely. Removed the electrical switch from the back of the cylinder and car will start with screw driver, but stalls, anti theft device kicks in, need to replace cylinder, but not sure where to start. Thanks for any info

Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 10:47 PM

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  • merlin2021
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IGNITION SWITCH Removal & Installation Disable air bag system.

Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove steering wheel.
.Remove upper and lower column covers. Place shift lever in Park. Turn lock cylinder to OFF-LOCK position. Disconnect ignition switch electrical connector. Remove ignition switch.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Locka_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Lockb_1.jpg

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 AT 2:59 AM
  • Tiny
  • muledeer1960
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So what is the correct way to turn off this system? I, m just a farmer with spare time, no airbags on tractors, lol

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 AT 10:04 AM
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  • merlin2021
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Just remove the negative(-) battery cable, and wait 2-3 minutes.

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 AT 1:30 PM

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