Well you can copy the key all day long, but if you replaced the ignition lock cylinder then the VATSS(vehicle anti theft security system) system will not recognize the resistance needed to start your car. Your new key has to register the same resistance as your old key. Its in the chip on the key. There is two yellow wires in your column that read this. There is 15 different values that it reads. Your can find the values online if you don't have your old key to find out. You can go to radio shack and get the resistor to fuse the two wires together and permanently bypass the coded key resistor. It takes patience to find out the proper resistance and it also takes 10 to 15 minutes to try a new one if the value is wrong. This allows the computer to reset. I spent 10 bucks on a bag of resistors and 50 bucks on a multimeter to narrow it down to the fifteen different resistors to find the right one. It can be done. Good luck.
switch itself or key cylinder?
How do i change the ignition switch in a 1988 Chevy camaro
No. You have to get a key cut with the correct value resistor in it. The new lock cylinder comes with a key with no chip.
If you have a pass key light "on" then in all probability it is a broken wire on the ignition lock cylinder.
i went to the gm dealership and they quoted me at $45 because of the chip on the key
Remove the steering wheel, the snap ring and plate, the signal light switch, and you will find the bolt that holds the lock cylinder
it means your ignition tumbler is bad. you need to replace it and have the dealership make a replacement key.
You will need to remove the retaining ring from the top of your 1997 Chevy Camaro ignition switch. The ignition switch will slide out. Remove the wiring harness. Reverse the process to install the new ignition switch.
the ignition keys are dealer only items.
The 2001 Chevrolet Camaro ignition switch is held in place with a retaining ring. Remove the retaining the ring and slide the ignition switch out. Remove the wiring harness. Reverse the process to install the new ignition switch.
You will more than likely have to get a new ignition and key for it.
It is inside the distributor.
purple is the trigger wire for the starter. Yellow is the ignition wire.
Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird from the years 1993 - 1995.
It is inside of the distributor.
It is inside the distributor
it usually means the ignition cylinder is going bad. I had it go on one of my camaros and it went in a month, my other camaro its been on 3 yrs and still works. just be aware one day you might turn that key and get nothing. It is usually the wires that control the chip in the key tear away from the lock cylinder.
The base 1982-85s could have them
I called on my 1995 Camaro and the dealer said "between $10 and $100"
the 82 is a 4 cylinder. also the 77 convert. is 4 cylinder. hope you find what you looking for
not too sure, but if it's like the others, it's wired into the ignition cylinder. Does your key have the little resistor chip in it? (you can't miss it) If so,then there ya go.
Insert the key, turn backwards to the accessory position. Insert a paper clip into the hole in the switch and push while turning the key counterclockwise. The cylinder will come out.
either in dist. cap or next to it