On a 1987 Chevy Celebrity if the ignition switch is bad would it drain the battery?
If the ignition switch is faulty it could leave an electrical component turned on and that could potentially cause a dead battery. That would not necessarily be the case and you might notice if the switch is supposed to be off but something still runs.
To remove the ignition switch on a Chevy Celebrity: 1. Remove the trim panel below the steering column. 2. Remove the 4 bolts that hold the steering column up. If it has column shift remove the shift indicator cable. 3. Unlatch the wiring harness connector and remove it. 4, Take out the two screws and the switch will come off. If you are replacing the switch follow the instructions that come with a new switch.