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How to Replace Theft Control Module 07-13 Chevy Silverado

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  1. step : Removing the Theft Control Module (0:31)
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable by loosening the 10 mm nut
    • Remove the driver side dash cover
    • Remove the 10 mm bolt behind the parking brake release level to remove it
    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the lower driver side dash panel
    • Remove the lower driver side dash panel
    • Remove the steering wheel adjustment handle
    • Remove the screws securing the lower steering column cover if necessary
    • Remove the lower and upper steering column covers
    • Insert the key into the lock cylinder and turn and hold it in the start position
    • Use a pick to push into the lock cylinder release hole, and remove the lock cylinder
    • Disconnect the anti-theft control module electrical connector
    • Remove the anti-theft control module by prying a tab at the rear
  2. step : Installing the Theft Control Module (4:05)
    • Reinstall the ant-theft control module
    • Reconnect the anti-theft control module electrical connector
    • Insert the lock cylinder
    • Reinstall the upper and lower steering column covers
    • Reinstall the steering column adjustment handle
    • Reinstall the lower driver side dash panel
    • Reinstall the two lower driver side dash panel Phillips screws
    • Reinstall the parking brake release lever
    • Reinstall the parking brake release lever 10 mm bolt
    • Reinstall the driver side dash cover
    • Reconnect the negative battery cable and tighten the 10 mm nut to secure it

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 be removing and reinstalling the theft control module in this 2008 Chevy Silverado work truck. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

I'm going to disconnect the battery. This vehicle, there is a bracket missing here. Normally there would be a bracket here with two ... Well, four 13 millimeter bolts. You would take those out to access the negative battery cable. I'm just going to use a 10 millimeter 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, it slides right out. Next I'm going to take a 10 millimeter socket extension and 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 Philips head screw, take that out. Alright, now I'm going to just grab this panel and pull it straight forward. There's clips on the back side right here, right here, and right here. Next I'm going to grab this handle for the 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 is 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 I want to take the upper cover off. I'm just going to adjust the steering wheel down, just push back on that adjuster, and then grab the cover and 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. Then 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.

Alright, now I'm going to disconnect this connector for the anti theft control module. Just push this little tab down here and grab the connector, wiggle it out. Then on the back side here I'm just going to take a pick and there's a little tab in the back, I'm just going to release that. This is where the tab is, just released that. There's another clip on the other side. Slide the anti theft control module right out.

Now we'll take the theft control module and just slide it back on. Just like that. Take the connector, line it up, lock it in place. 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, upper column cover. Just like that, and it'll lock back down.

Now we're going to adjust the column up. Take the lower cover, just line this up. These little tabs, you're going to want to line those tabs up with the upper cover and lock it in place. Alright, to reinstall this steering wheel column adjustment lever just line this tab up and just lock it in place. Alright, now we're going to install this cover. Line it up, lock it in place.

Then next we're going to install this screw, Philips head screwdriver and if your vehicle had another one you're going to install it over here as well, but this vehicle doesn't have it. Snug that up. Next we'll install this parking brake cable and release, just slide that over here and then take the 10 millimeter bolt, get this started right here. Now we'll install this side cover, 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 10 millimeter 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 going to want to reinstall that bracket.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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