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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Lock Cylinder REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Download 1988-94 Models See Figures 1 and 2 1. Remove the steering wheel. Fig. Fig. 1: Installing the lock cylinder Fig. Fig. 2: Ignition switch 2. Remove the turn signal switch. It is not necessary to completely remove the switch from the column. Pull the switch rearward far enough to slip it over the end of the shaft, but do not pull the harness out of the column. 3. Turn the lock to Run. 4. If necessary, remove the ignition key. 5. If equipped, remove the buzzer switch assembly. 6. Remove the lock retaining screw and remove the lock cylinder. WARNING If the retaining screw is dropped on removal, it may fall into the column, requiring complete disassembly of the column to retrieve the screw. To install: 7. Rotate the key to the stop while holding onto the cylinder. 8. Push the lock all the way in. 9. Install the screw. Tighten the screw to 40 inch lbs. (5 Nm) for regular columns, 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm) for tilt columns. 10. Install the turn signal switch and the steering wheel. 1995-98 Models See Figures 3, 4 and 5 CAUTION When performing service around the SIR system components or wiring, the SIR system MUST be disabled.