The first thing to try is to turn steering wheel left and right while trying to turn the key. If the key was turned off and the steering wheel was in a turned posistion, there could be pressure on the wheel and that stops the key from turning-- it will feel locked and jammed. Release preassure from key by turning wheel each way while turning key.
the steering wheel will lock and the key will come out, unless of course the ignition cylinder is broken
If the ignition key remains in the first on position the steering wheel may be stuck. Another reason can include the lock cylinder is malfunctioning.
You can replace the ignition lock cylinder in your 1994 Pontiac Firebird without removing the steering will. Remove the retaining ring at the top of the ignition cylinder. The ignition cylinder will slide out.
Steering wheels are generally locked from the ignition switch. It is supposed to lock only in the OFF position. If you steering locks in any other key position, you likely have a problem with the linkage rod or cable that connects the ignition lock cylinder to the steering column. You have to take apart the dash and possibly the steering column to fix this.
remove the shroud covering the steering coloum and turn the key to the on position push in release pin over ignition and pull cylinder out.
Remove the covers to the steering column, then use a small screw driver and push in tab on bottom of cylinder with key in run position and pull out.
if it is the ignition lock cylinder, first disconnect the battery, you need to remove the steering wheel ,turn signal switch , etc, then you need to insert the ignition key into the lock cylinder, turn it to the run position,then pull the cylinder out, reverse the operation to install the cylinder,
To replace Ignition Switch, first you have to remove the old one. To do this you disconnect battery ground cable. Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the five self-tapping screws. Remove tilt steering column lock lever, Remove lower steering column shroud, disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector, turn ignition switch lock cylinder to the "run" position, remove the two screws retaining ignition switch, and finally unhook the ignition switch from the actuator. Now to install the new one.Make sure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the "run" position. You can test for the "run" position by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the "lock" position. Hook up the ignition switch into the actuator. You might have to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes. Install retaining screws. Connect electrical connector to ignition switch. Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper operation, including start and accessory positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the "locked" position. Then Install upper steering column shroud. Install the lower steering column shroud and tilt steering column lock lever.
1988 gmc safari Steering column switches and ignition key lock cylinder replacement?
The ignition lock switch is found under the steering column on a 2004 Honda Civic. Remove the steering column and ignition switch. Loosen the mounting screws that hold the cylinder in place. Pull and replace the lock cylinder.
You have to replace the ignition key cylinder.
how do you get ignition switch out of steering column in 2000 catera?