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.
You will have to remove the steering wheel and everythin that surrounds the steering column in order to get the ignition switch out. I would suggest getting a good repair manual as this is not an easy process to describe without pictures and such.
I have not seen a way to do it without removing the steering wheel (and airbag).
On my 2001 Aztek, I could pull the key out when driving. To change the ignition without removing the steering wheel, take the two screws out from underneath the covering behind the wheel. Not the screws on the steering wheel. The cover will lift up but won't come off. Take an Alleen wrench and feel for the hole on top of the ignition (it will be a tight squeeze), and push in. I should also say remove the black or gray cover on the ignition switch (where the key goes in). Once you find the hole and push down on it, the ignition switch will come out.
remove pump with line then change and reistall
If the steering column is broken on a 1989 Firebird, it may have to be taken apart to be repaired. If it is only the ignition that the thieves damaged, a new ignition can be installed.
if it's the key in ignition chime just remove the upper and lower steering column covers and unplug the connector that looks like a horseshoe
Yes. Just take the U clamp off the bottom of the steering column and it will drop down so you don't need to take off the steering wheel.
PUT YOUR KEY IN THE IGNITION AND TURN IT TO THE LEFT WITHOUT PUSHING DOWN ON THE KEY.PUSHING DOWN ON THE KEY LOCKS THE STEERING .
"you can't unless you grind off the bolts from the steering column bracket. Most times people just change the whole steering column because its all part of one unit." Actually, you can do it without grinding the bolts - remove the lower trim panel (below the steering wheel) insert your ignition key and turn it to acc on the bottom of the ignition switch, there is a button you have to push in and you can then remove the switch
If your battery is fully charged and the connections are clean and tight, the problem is probably that the contacts in the switch are corroded or worn, meaning your ignition switch will have to be replaced.