• Tiny
  • chuck6737
  • 1991 Pontiac Sunbird

Electrical problem
1991 Pontiac Sunbird Two Wheel Drive Automatic

how do I change a ignition key switch the black part that key goes in is broken off I have the stering wheel off aney help thanks chuck

Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 3:43 PM

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  • jnovack
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Remove the steering wheel.
Turn the lock to the RUN position.
Remove the lock plate, turn signal switch or combination switch, and the key warning buzzer switch. The warning buzzer switch can be fished out with a bent paper clip.
Remove the lock cylinder retaining screw and lock cylinder.
If the screw is dropped on removal, it could fall into the column, requiring complete disassembly to retrieve the screw.

To install:
Rotate the cylinder clockwise to align the cylinder key with the keyway in the housing.
Push the lock all the way in.
Install the screw, then tighten it (1.7 Nm) to 15 inch lbs.
The rest of installation is the reverse of removal. Turn the lock to RUN to install the key warning buzzer switch, which is simply pushed down into place.



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