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Ignition Switch & Lock Cylinder Assembly with Key - 1AIMK00081

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Specifications:

  • Ignition Kit includes:
    • Ignition Switch
    • Ignition Cylinder
    • Cylinder Tumblers
    • Cylinder Tumbler Springs
    • Retainer
    • Keys

Our electrical and electronic parts are subject to strict quality control testing. Please ensure proper diagnosis of this item before purchasing as the item cannot be returned once installed or plugged in.

Item Condition: New

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead and Lead Compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Lower Panel (0:41)
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with an 8mm socket
    • Push the tabs on the panel beneath the steering wheel
    • Remove the panel
    • Twist the socket and remove the bulb from the panel
    • Remove the two 7mm screws from the lower panel
    • Pull out the fuse panel door
    • Remove the lower panel by pulling on both sides
    • Remove the wiring harness from the lower panel with a flat blade screwdriver
  2. step : Removing the Steering Wheel Panels (1:47)
    • Remove the T25 screw from beneath the steering wheel
    • Pry out on the tilt lever on the lower steering wheel panel
    • Remove the lower steering wheel panel
    • Remove the two E5 External Torx bolts from each side of the upper panel
    • Remove the upper steering wheel panel
  3. step : Removing the Dash Panel (2:47)
    • Remove the fuse panel door
    • Remove the 7mm bolts from the fuse panel
    • Remove the 7mm bolt from the glove box
    • Pry off the key ignition bezel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull out on either side of the dash panel
    • Pull the dash panel forward
    • Remove the hazard switch wiring harness with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Put the keys in the ignition
    • Turn it to the on position
    • Pull the shifter back all the way
    • Lift the dash panel up and out
  4. step : Removing the Ignition Switch (4:15)
    • Remove the four 7mm bolts from the steel panel
    • Remove the four 10mm bolts from the steel panel
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts holding the ignition switch
    • Pull the ignition switch down through the steel panel's area
    • Put the key in the ignition, turn it on
    • Remove the ignition switch wiring harness with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Push in on the tab and pull the lock cylinder free
    • Remove the lock body harness
  5. step : Installing the New Ignition Switch (6:28)
    • Push in the piston on the inside of the lock body with your finger
    • Match the piston with the ignition harness and connect the wiring harness
    • Insert the key into the ignition
    • Turn the key to align the ignition with the lock body
  6. step : Testing the Ignition (6:54)
    • Connect the ignition switch wiring harness
    • Turn the key to the off position
    • Remove the key
    • Reconnect the two wiring harnesses to the ignition
    • Connect the negative battery cable with an 8mm socket
    • Place the key in the ignition and turn the vehicle on
  7. step : Installing the Ignition (7:36)
    • Feed the ignition switch into its slot
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts holding the ignition
    • Replace the steel panel
    • Insert and tighten the four 7mm bolts
    • Insert and tighten the four 10mm bolts
  8. step : Reinstalling the Dash Panel (8:45)
    • Open the glove box
    • Turn the key to the on position
    • Pull the shifter back
    • Pull the steering wheel down
    • Tuck the dash panel behind the steering wheel
    • Connect the hazard switch wiring harness
    • Slide the shifter forward
    • Remove the key
    • Push in the clips on the dash panel
    • Replace the two 7mm bolts on the dash panel
    • Insert the ignition bezel
  9. step : Installing the Steering Wheel Panels (10:10)
    • Tilt the steering wheel down
    • Insert the upper steering wheel panel
    • Replace the E5 inverted Torx bolts
    • Insert the lower steering wheel panel
    • Insert the T25 screw from beneath the steering wheel
  10. step : Installing the Lower Panel (11:06)
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Push in the lower panel
    • Insert the two 7mm screws from the lower panel
    • Push the bulb into the socket
    • Push in the tabs on the panel beneath the steering wheel
    • Push the tilt lever back into place
    • Push in the fuse panel door

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • E5 Inverted Torx Socket
  • T25 Torx Driver

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Purchase and Service
I ordered this part and received it promptly. I did not know the vehicle had other issues and would not be repaired . When I realized I would not need the part I initiated a return that was handled by 1A Auto promptly , courteously , and professionally. I received my refund promptly as well . 1A
June 14, 2017
ALL CAME TOGETHER AT THE END OF IT
WHILE THE ENTIRE THING SEAMED SCARY, AND IT WAS. THE TECH HELP FROM THESE GUYS WAS AWESOME. THEY KNEW ABOUT LITTLE THINGS I DID NOT UNDERSTAND. GREAT BUNCH OF TECHS, THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROGRAM, REPROGRAM, RECOGNIZE AND RELEARN. ALSO, WHILE I DID NOT HAVE A CHIP IN THE KEY ITSELF, THERE IS SOMETHING IN "THEFT FEATURE" SCARY BUT THEY GOT ME TURNING KEY AND CAR STARTING.
June 22, 2017
A++
The item arrived quickly and just as described. Great to have instruction with as well. Made the install very easy and saved lots of time. Would recommend to anybody that has to do the job.
May 10, 2018
Good part
Fit, finish and price were exactly right. It came on time as promised. Well done
June 22, 2018
Fantastic service
It is so nice to order your part and get a quality part along with a quality instructional video. Thank you 1A
August 26, 2018
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Does the ignition requires any type of chip?
Michael B February 3, 2016
Hello, This part does not require a chip for operation.
Brian F February 4, 2016
I Installed the ignition switch and lock cylinder assembly in my 05 Chevy classic and it was plug and play. The only thing that needed to happen in addition to i stallation was to reset the security feature. Instructions for that are common online.
Aaron N February 4, 2016
This ignition does not require any additional chips/etc. you must program the new code by turning the ignition on/off several times. Instructions should be included, or go to You Tube and find the instructions. Its really pretty simple.
John K February 4, 2016
It shouldnt... I never bothered with coding the key ring Inside the switch. Our car starts no problem, but it has the security light on the dash.... But it started right up. We replaced it more cause many of the cars comfort functions werent working, after much trial and error. I isolated problem to the ignition switch.
Deniz P February 4, 2016
My ignition is locked whats the best way to get the key to turn?
Andrew B October 5, 2017
Wiggle the wheel back and forth while turning the key. In order to unlock the steering wheel, insert the key into the ignition and attempt to turn it. While applying light pressure to the key, wiggle the steering wheel back and forth until the lock disengages
Mackenzie R October 5, 2017
Hello. This is strictly from my experience. I hope this helps. The tumblers may be worn out. I had to replace the lock cylinder on mine. I bought the lock cylinder with the set from 1Aauto, because I didnt have time to reset the tumblers. The lock cylinder, ignition switch, and key set from 1Aauto is a great deal!!! If you bought the parts separately from the parts stores, youd be thowing away money. Watched the video. Thats what I did. Again, I hope this helps. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
DAVID P October 9, 2017
do this fit a 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo ss 3.8 engine?
LiDaryl M October 26, 2017
Yes, this will fit.
Alex P October 26, 2017
2002 Chevy Impala security light on wont start .. will the ignition switch and new key fix it?
Chris F March 13, 2018
If your original key is really warn down, the tumblers and contacts inside the switch are probably shot as well. Replacing this fixed my problem. Still have the theft light on, for some reason. But starts just fine, every time. Now use the original key for the door, and new key for the ignition.
Salvatore L March 13, 2018
Most of the time it will
Patrick D March 13, 2018
Lost key to vehicle. Will the new ignition switch & lock cylinder assembly with key?
Shyrie C August 11, 2018
This kit comes as pictured with the key. Thank you!
Adam G August 11, 2018
The new switch and cylinder come with two keys. Unfortunately they will not operate the door locks. I replaced my switch because it was defective not because of a lost key. Rather than "re-tumble" the new switch to accomodate my old key, I just decided to go with separate keys for the ignition and the doors. I would contact a dealer, maybe they can produce a replacement key using your VIN.
David W August 12, 2018
It does come with a new set of keys. But the existing cylinder in our Chevy Monte Carlo needed the current key to be able to turn and unlock a cable assembly. Ours would not turn so I used a Dremel tool with a metal cutter to cut the old cylinder apart to unlock that assembly.
Harry R August 13, 2018
yes, but only for the ignition, save your old keys for the doors and trunk
T A August 14, 2018
The keys that come with the new ignition switch WILL NOT OPEN THE DOORS/TRUNK. If you"ve lost your keys, go to a dealer and provide the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). For a price, they will provide you with a new set of keys for your car.
David W August 18, 2018
Lost key for Monte Carlo? Can a new ignition switch and lock cylinder assembly with key work?
Shyrie C August 11, 2018
Yes this kit should work if you lost your old keys!
Tim K August 13, 2018
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1998-1999Oldsmobile Cutlass Olds Cutlass Ignition Switch & Lock Cylinder Assembly with Key
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Part #: 1AIMK00081


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