How To Replace A Bad Ignition Switch

Discussion in 'How-to Guides' started by spirentc, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. spirentc

    spirentc Member

    Fixed Bad Ignition Switch

    It was the ignition switch. $40 at Advance Auto Parts store. Took me 15 min to replace. It was real easy. The only glitch I had was when I put the new one in it wouldn’t start it. I noticed the key didn’t turn back to the run position after trying to start it. I adjusted the gear on it and tried again. It fired right up. Thank you to al that replied. I was trying to look for instructions on how to replaced it and couldn’t find any. So here is the steps that I took to replace it...
    1) Remove the 6 screws that hold the dash under the steering wheel.
    2) Pry about the covering around the steering column. The adjustment lever for the height of the steering wheel pops off. Look right below the ignition. You will see the electronic switch.
    3) Pull the defective switch out and unplug the pigtail.
    4) Reinsert the pigtail into the new switch and reinsert it into the column.
    5) Try to start it. If your turn doesn't bounce back from the start position pull the switch back out and turn the gear on the top part one click. Reinsert and try again. Keep turning it one click till it will start the vehicle and you have all modes( Acc, Run, Start.)
    6) Reassemble everything.

    Hope this helps somebody. Its not hard to do if you know how to use a nut driver. That’s the only tool I needed to do it.
     

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