Table of Contents
- 1 How do you change a steering lock cylinder?
- 2 How do you remove a GM lock cylinder?
- 3 How do you replace an ignition lock cylinder when the key won’t turn?
- 4 How do you remove a GM lock cylinder without a key?
- 5 What causes a key not to turn in the ignition?
- 6 Why would a key get stuck in the ignition?
How do you change a steering lock cylinder?
Part 1 of 1: Replacing the ignition lock cylinder
- Materials Needed.
- Step 1: Disconnect the vehicle’s battery.
- Step 2: Remove the steering column cover bolts.
- Step 3: Remove the steering column cover(s).
- Step 4: Locate the ignition lock cylinder.
- Step 5: Remove the cover on the ignition lock cylinder.
How do you remove a GM lock cylinder?
Lift the turn signal mechanism up slightly to reveal the ignition lock retainer screw. Remove the screw by turning it counterclockwise with a Phillips head screwdriver. Pull the ignition lock cylinder straight out of the steering column.
How do you replace an ignition lock cylinder when the key won’t turn?
What To Try When Your Key Won’t Turn Your Ignition
- Wiggle the Steering Wheel to Unlock the Ignition.
- Check the Gear Shift.
- Is the Battery Dead?
- Try the Spare Key to Turn the Ignition.
- Use a Silicon Based Spray in the Lock.
- Jiggle the Key in the Ignition.
- Hit It.
- Hire a local automotive locksmith to come out and fix it.
How do I know if my lock cylinder is bad?
Usually a faulty ignition lock cylinder will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver of a potential issue.
- Issues powering on the vehicle. One of the first symptoms of a potential ignition lock cylinder is issues powering the vehicle on.
- Car not starting.
- Issues inserting and removing the key.
How much does it cost to replace ignition cylinder?
Ignition cylinders, also called ignition cylinder locks, can cost anywhere from $10-$700. More often than not, though, the cost will range between $70 and $250 for the parts and about $70 for the labor. It all depends on the kind of car and cylinder you have.
How do you remove a GM lock cylinder without a key?
Take your screwdriver and insert it into the ignition lock cylinder. Turn it as far round in a clockwise direction that you can. Then pull the paperclip to the right as much as you can. You should then be able to slide the switch out easily.
What causes a key not to turn in the ignition?
Common reasons the ignition key won’t turn include attempting to use a key for a different vehicle, or a locked steering wheel. You may have to turn the wheel firmly, but not so hard as to damage the steering mechanism.
Why would a key get stuck in the ignition?
One of the most likely culprits for a stuck ignition key is the steering wheel locking mechanism. It can be a worn or damaged key that has lodged itself in the ignition switch. Pulling or yanking on the key can cause major damage to the ignition and might make it even harder to remove the key.
How long does it take to replace ignition lock cylinder?
about 20 minutes
The replacement of the igniter cylinder will take about 20 minutes. The exact make and model of the car will affect the time frame.
Do you need a new key when replacing ignition switch?
They tried to jam a screwdriver into the ignition cylinder to turn it on. The new lock cylinder does come with new keys but you would have to use the original key to open the doors or have all of the lock cylinders on the doors and trunk match the new ignition lock cylinder.