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How to Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder 07-13 Chevy Silverado

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How to Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder 07-13 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2019-01-16

Ignition Lock Cylinder - How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, worn or faulty ignition lock key cylinder on 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 Chevy Silverado

  1. step 1 :Disconnecting the Battery
    • Remove the four 13mm bolts from the bracket over the battery
    • Loosen the negative battery terminal with a 10mm wrench
  2. step 2 :Removing the Lower Dash Trim
    • Pry off the fuse panel cover from the bottom
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the parking brake release lever
    • Slide the parking brake release handle toward the front of the vehicle
    • Remove the Phillips screws from the lower dash trim
    • Pry off the lower dash trim
  3. step 3 :Removing the Steering Column Trim
    • Pull the steering column adjustor lever straight out, away from the column, to remove it
    • Remove any screws from the lower half of the steering column trim
    • Pry off the lower steering column trim piece from the upper column
    • Remove the upper trim
  4. step 4 :Removing the Ignition Lock Cylinder
    • Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the start position
    • Press a pick down into the pinhole on the ignition lock cylinder
    • Remove the ignition lock cylinder
  5. step 5 :Installing the Ignition Lock Cylinder
    • Insert the ignition lock cylinder into place
    • Turn the key back to the off position
    • Remove the key
  6. step 6 :Installing the Steering Column Trim
    • Insert the upper column trim into place
    • Attach the lower column trim
    • Replace any screws to the lower column trim
    • Press the steering column adjustor lever into place
  7. step 7 :Installing the Lower Dash Trim
    • Press the lower dash trim into place
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the lower dash trim
    • Insert the parking brake release handle into place
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt to the parking brake release lever
    • Press the side fuse panel cover on
  8. step 8 :Connecting the Battery
    • Tighten the negative battery terminal with a 10mm wrench
    • Install the four 13mm bolts to the bracket over the battery

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

    10mm Socket

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

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video I'm going to show you how to remove and reinstall an ignition lock cylinder in this 2008 Chevy Silverado work truck. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1aauto.com.

All right, I'm going to disconnect the battery. This vehicle, there is a bracket missing here. Normally there would be a bracket here with four 13mm bolts. You would take those out to access the negative battery cable. I'm just going to use a 10mm wrench. Loosen up the cable. You can probably do it without taking that bracket off, but just make it easier to take the bracket off. Loosen this up. Wiggle it back and forth and set it aside.

I'm going to remove this cover right here. Just grab under here with your hand. Pull up. Slides right out. All right, next thing going to take a 10mm socket, extension, and a ratchet. I'm going to remove a bolt that's underneath this parking brake release lever right here.

Now, I'm going to take this release handle and slide it towards the front of the vehicle and then slip it out. There's these clips that hold it in. Next I'm going to remove two screws. There's one right here there's also one over here. This vehicle, it's missing. Just a Phillips head screw. Take that out. I'm gonna just grab this panel and pull it straight-forward. There's clips on the backside right here, right here, right here. Next I'm going to grab this handle for this steering wheel adjustment, and I'm just going to pull it straight outwards, just like that. Pull it off. This generally is very hard to get off if you have to, just try to get a little screwdriver and pry it out, but you really got to force it out.

Now, I'm going to grab this panel and pull it down. Sometimes there are screws that hold this lower steering column cover on, but this vehicle doesn't have screws, so just grab it, pull it straight down, just like that. Now, want to take the upper cover off. I'm just going to adjust the steering wheel down, just push back on that adjuster. Then grab cover, just slide it right up, just like that.

Then we're going to take the key, and I'm going to take a straight pick. Put the key in the ignition, turn it to the start position. It's important that you have the battery disconnected for this, otherwise your vehicle would be starting right now, so I'm going to push down. There's a little pinhole right there. When you push that down, that releases the lock cylinder, and you can slide it right out. Set it aside.

Now, we're going to take the ignition cylinder. There is a little tab right here that you have to line up with the slot in the cylinder housing. Line that up. Just wiggle it. Then you're all set.

Now, we're going to install this upper cover for the column cover just like that, and lock that down. Now we're going to adjust column up. Take the lower cover, just line this up. These little tabs, you're gonna. Want to line those tabs up with the upper cover and lock it in place right. All right.

To reinstall this steering wheel column adjustment lever, just line this tab up and just lock it in place. All right, now we're gonna install this cover. Just line it up. Lock it in place. And then next we're going to install this screw, a Phillips head screwdriver, and if your vehicle had another one, you can install it over here as well. But this vehicle doesn't have it. Snug that up.

Next we'll install this parking brake cable release. Slide that over there, and then take the 10mm bolt, get this started right here.

Now, we'll install this side covered. Just line those clips up, lock it in place. Now I'm going to grab the negative battery cable. Slide this over the terminal on the battery, and then take a 10mm wrench and just snug this up. Not too tight. You don't want to break it. Just make sure you grab the terminal, grab the cable and make sure it doesn't twist. That's good. And then if you had that bracket here, you're gonna. Want to reinstall that bracket.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1aauto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

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