I just did one on a 99 Grand Am. It really was quite simple once I got it apart. On mine, the ignition would not turn from the off position; therefore I could not remove the lock cylinder from the ignition switch (that took me while to ovecome). I am not familiar with the Grand Prix dash configuration, I assume it is similar. Just pick up a manual ($20.00, well worth it) for the grand prix it explains the removal process well. The Auto Zone near me had both the lock cylinder and the ignition switch in stock so I could see how it all went together before I got started. Once you get the new cylinder, you may want to take it to a lock smith and have it keyed to match the existing key so you don't have to mess with two keys (one for the doors and one for the ignition). The one thing you need to be aware of is the factory Passlock Security System. If you did not have the ignition re-keyed you will need to reprogram the security system in order for the car to start. I used the 10 minute reprogram for the Passlock 2 system, put the key in the ignition and turn the engine over (the car should not start, if it did you are done), turn the key to the ON position, let it set for 10 min. The security light should be flashing. After 10 min. the security light should stop flashing the car is ready to learn the new key value. Turn the key off, wait 5 seconds, and then try to start the car. Good luck!
It's really easy the switch is in the steering colume.
The switch is on the steering column about 18 inches from the floor under the dash. There are 2 screws that hold it on.
it is located on the steering column
i have a 2003 Pontiac grand am, no start, does not even turn over. could it be the ignition switch?
The ignition switch in a 2004 Pontiac grand am can be installed by first Sliding out old lock cylinder and then Press the small release tab While turning the key to the ON Position.
Replacing a steering column ignition switch on a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix is not considered a major repair. The task is considered easy but if done wrong could be dangerous. It is best to refer to vehicle manual for the car to ensure proper direction is given.
ignition what? coil, swicth,module, lock cylinder? gm Jim
You will need to remove the retaining ring at the top of your 1995 Dodge Grand Caravan ignition switch. Slide the ignition switch out and remove the wiring harness. Reverse the process to install the new ignition switch.
the ign switch or the key & tumbler ???
how much to insall a ignition to a pontiac grand am se 1999?
under the throttle body.
The ignition switch is immediately behind and attached to the ignition lock cylinder. The ignition lock cylinder is where you place the key to start your vehicle. If you are haveing problems with your vehicle not starting and or turning the key, more than likely you need to replace the ignition lock cylinder. It is common for these to go bad in GM vehicles.
I don't know how to change the ignition switch but I have some advice. Don't screw with the ignition switch, buy the whole steering column. It will be cheaper and easier to change.
Need a little more info on what your trying to replace. Is it the switch in the dash? It's in the overhead console.
On my 2001 it is part of the Hazard switch. You have to replace the entire switch on a 2001.
It's located on the steering column 2 screws unplug the harnest
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Pontiac Grand ams dont have an inertia switch, actually no GM cars that i know of have them.
first remove the dash trim around the switch. the trim should just pull off. its held in by push clips. next remove the screw that holds the switch, push in on switch a little then wiggle it out. remove the electrical connection from back of switch, then pull switch out. to install is reverse of removal.
If it looks the same it will probably work.
My turn signal switch died on my 92 Grand Prix. Rather than attempting the repair, I took it to a shop. The steering column had to be removed to get to the switch.
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