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How do you remove the ignition switch from a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE with no tilt steering?


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2015-07-14 15:07:04
2015-07-14 15:07:04

There is a recall on '97 sunfires ignition switches. My car wouldn't start and after trying it several times smoke started coming from the ignition column. they will install a relay switch w/ your ignition switch to convert high voltage away from it. If it doesn't start and you continually try it or hold it back too long it will start to burn as mine did A Pontiac dealership fixed it for free but I had to fight them on the towing costs. I would do a search on the recall or call a Pontiac/GM dealership and they can tell you if it goes towards yours... you!

Also check for other recalls such as the PCM recall.

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