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Thread: steering wheel not locking
02-12-2013, 01:15 PM #1
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steering wheel not locking
2005 silverado 1500. Jacked the front end off the ground to replace the hub assembly. My steering wheel is not locking. Any suggestions?
02-12-2013, 01:34 PM #2
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I'm gonna start with a stupid question, did you remove the key? Ok and now a more real answer the steering wheel locks via a mechanism in the steering column. It is a replaceable part, but a pain to do so.
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02-12-2013, 01:37 PM #3
I don't think that the 05 came with a steering wheel lock! I am pretty sure that they stopped putting them in sometime around 2002, my 05 yukon xl does not have one, either did my 02 silverado
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02-12-2013, 02:39 PM #4
I would figure that you DID have a lock on the steering wheel before you started this project .
there is a pin that locks the wheel also a spring that throws the rod into the fixed lock plate. may need some lube or the spring broke / popped out.
02-12-2013, 03:39 PM #5
I disagree, my 2002, 2003, and 2005 had no steering wheel lock. @SurrealOne has an 2004, maybe he can let us know if he has a steering wheel lock. GM stopped using them when they introduced Passlock 2. I guess that they felt no need for that security feature and they saved a boat load of money not putting them in.
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02-12-2013, 03:52 PM #6
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You know I am not sure if the wheel locked before. I also read that the locking mechanism was discontinued on my year model.
02-13-2013, 08:33 AM #7
how long have you owned this vehicle ?
02-12-2013, 05:25 PM #8
02-12-2013, 06:57 PM #9
I also agree with Pikey and RayVoy. I have a 2003 with no steering wheel lock. I also researched that topic at one point, and GM did discontinue it somewhere around 2002 because they didn't think it was necessary with the level of security passlock 2 offers.
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