GM tilt wheel? First remove horn pad soom pull off others are screws. (next)remove horn wire turning ccw while pressing down,now remove the retaining clip,now remove steering wheel nut.you will need awheel puller &two bolts for puller.for steering wheel removal,other tools:lock plate compressor,phillps driver,1/4nutdriver,needle nose,two picks,and or torx sockets.now with lock compresser install on shaft pressing down to expose lock ring,with two picks remove ring,loosen tool now four screws at turn single switch forth in hazard button then unplug wires at lower column yes more screws for dash panel.now pulling upward remove switch if resists lossen six column bolts and remove plastic sleeve next remove lock cylinder bolt then lock cylinder.turn signal lever pull out wiper switch then three torx bolts for housing.
the ignition actuator is broken, you can turn off the "battery power" by the the ignition actuator rod that leads to the ignition switch, it runs along the top of the steering column under the dash, locate it and pull it towards the steering wheel, this should shut off the power. or you can unhook you battery, but either way you will have to replace the actuator.
what is an ignition actuator i work on Chevrolet and have never heard of it are you talking about the switch
Remove the airbag and steering wheel, remove the torx screws from the steering housing and remove the housing, remove the screws from the signal and wiper switch, and remove the screws above the ignition switch and remove the switch. Replace the switch and replace everything in reverse.Ê
Replacing the ignition switch actuator on a 1988 Ford f150 is a complicated and multi-step process. First, remove the necessary panels to gain access to the steering column. Second, remove the screws and bolts holding the steering column to the dash. Third, locate the ignition switch and remove the actuator rod, replacing it with a new one. Re-attach everything to the dash and replace the panels. If this does not work, or seems too confusing, it may be in one's best interest to seek out a professional mechanic.
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.
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.
Look under the column, there should be a hole with a recessed release button. Put the key in and turn it back while pressing the release with something small enough to fit in there. I used an awl and it was really easy These instructions actually refer to replacing the Ignition Lock Cylinder. Replacing the actuator usually involoves pulling the steering wheel.
I figured it out myself. Pulled the pivot pins for the tilt assembly, removed the snap ring from the shaft and VOILA!!! Now I can replace the broken actuator (lots of stress on this potmetal part). Lots of problems with these Ford ignition systems...
Is it the switch, or the lock that you want to replace?
Take the housing off around the steering wheel, get the Allen key that fits the lock and follow the new instructions on the new lock
disconnect the battery first remove the horn cover use a 10 mm Allen 3/8's drive and remove the steering wheele its very tight the steering wheele will slide off without a puller remove the 3 screws holding the blinker/cruse switch housing in unplug them under the dash on the left side of the steering shaft. slide the steering shaft cover housing off and set aside insert the key turn it to the on position and now you can remove the hole ignition housing from the steering shaft if only trying to change the ignition and not the housing insert the key turn it to on and unscrew the outside of the housing and then pull it out then remove the the tumbler housing
You have to replace the ignition key cylinder.
Lower the steering column.
I had the same problem in my '97 Lumina. There is an actuator switch in the steering column that was bad. I was going to replace it myself but the covers for the steering column required that the steering wheel be removed and I didn't have the tools so I had to take it to the garage and have them replace the actuator. Hope this isn't too late to help
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.
take the air filter housing off on left side the ignition coils
how to replace actuator on a 2000 malibu
Remove the cover around the steering wheel cloumn.At the bottom of the ignition (where you put your key in) there is a black plug in.Unplug that and pull out the switch.There is your ignition switch.Just replace in the reverse.Thats it.
To replace an ignition switch on a 2000 Chevy Blazer remove the lower steering column and dash. Locate the ignition switch and pull the end-clip off the main harness. Remove the mounting screws from the ignition cylinder and replace the unit.
Usually you have replace the ignition key cylinder.
you have to remove the steering wheel. (if it has an airbag, be very careful not to set it off.) if no airbag, just remove the steering wheel, and on the ignition switch there is a bolt that simply screws out. remove the ignition switch, and replace with the new one. line up the bolt holes, and replace bolt. put steering wheel back on, and youre done.
Replace just the steering lock unit. The tumblers are old, and they need to be replaces. After replacing the lock, go to a locksmith, and have him re-key the doors to match your new ignition lock.
Pull your steering colum apart along with steering wheel and dash plastic, ignition swith is next to the key tumbler. Swap the parts.