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How to Remove Ignition Lock Cylinder 07-14 Chevy Suburban 1500

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How to Remove Ignition Lock Cylinder 07-14 Chevy Suburban 1500

Created on: 2018-06-12

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, worn or faulty ignition lock key cylinder on 09 Chevy Suburban 1500

  1. step 1 :Disconnecting the Battery
    • Use a 10mm wrench to remove nut and disconnect the negative post on the battery
  2. step 2 :Removing the Steering Column Adjuster Lever and Covers
    • Pull out steering column adjuster lever
    • Remove lower steering column cover
    • Pushing inner steering column lever, slide steering wheel down
    • Remove upper steering column cover
  3. step 3 :Removing the Ignition Lock Cylinder
    • Turn key in ignition and use a pick to release ignition lock cylinder
    • Pull out ignition lock cylinder
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Ignition Lock Cylinder
    • With key inside ignition lock cylinder, line up tab of ignition lock cylinder with ignition and turn it to the off position
    • Pull key out
  5. step 5 :Reconnecting the Battery
    • Reconnect battery with negative cable
    • Use 10mm wrench to tighten nut
  6. step 6 :Replacing the Steering Column Covers and Adjuster Lever
    • Before replacing top and bottom covers, test to make sure everything's working by turning the key in the ignition
    • Check dash to make sure theft light isn't on
    • Line up upper steering column cover with rubber boot and push down into place
    • Adjust the steering wheel up
    • Slide the lower steering column cover underneath the steering wheel, line up with rubber boot, and push up into place
    • Push steering column adjuster lever into place
    • Test to make sure the steering wheel can be adjusted

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

In this video, we'll be removing and reinstalling an ignition cylinder in the 2009 Chevy Suburban. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

We're going to disconnect the battery. going to use a 10 millimeter wrench. We're going to disconnect the negative post on the battery. Just loosen this up a little bit. You can grab it, wiggle it back and forth. We can take it and tuck it out of the way. We'll take this off, just grab it and pull. I'm going to grab this cover, going to have two fingers over here, pull down. Grab over here with the other hand and kinda slide it out.

If you struggle taking this out or installing it, you can remove this. I'm just going to move the steering wheel down, so I'm going to push on that lever. Make sure be careful of your fingers, and then slide it down like that. I'm going to grab the top part. Two fingers and grab over there and slide that out.

We're going to use a blunt pick that we had modified. We cut it off. You can use a regular pick for this also. We're going to take my key, going to turn it like I'm cranking the engine, then I'm going to push this down here and that's going to release it. And then I can wiggle this out and this will come out completely.

We're going to reinstall this lock cylinder. You wanna line this tab up right here, this little key way. You wanna make sure the key's in there and then you can turn it to the off position and pull it up. We're going to reconnect our battery. Grab the negative cable. We're going to hook it back up. Now I'm going to use my 10 millimeter wrench and tighten down the nut, not too tight. You don't wanna break the terminal. Tight it and check it, make sure it doesn't wiggle. Seems good.

Before we put the covers back on, I reconnected the battery. I'm going to just test it and make sure everything works and the vehicle starts and stuff. So, here we go, I'm going to start the car. We wanna check on the dash and make sure there's no affect light or anything. And it looks like it's working properly. Now we're going to put this upper cover on. going to line this up with the rubber boot over here, try to get that on. Sometimes it's a little tricky. Slide that in and slide the cover over here, have it lined up and just push it down. And that's good. Now we're going to adjust our steering wheel up.

going to slide the lower cover to the back and try to slide the boot onto the cover where it goes in the U. And then slide the cover up. And just click it in place. It's all locked in. We're going to reinstall the steering column adjuster lever, just push it in. And you can adjust your steering wheel accordingly.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

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