To remove a GM ignition lock cylinder, use basic hand-tools to loosen the center console trim, unplug the radio and access the unit. The lock cylinder needs to be removed in order to access the electronic ignition switch, which is located behind the unit.Continue Reading
The mechanical GM lock cylinders rarely fail on these vehicles, but the electrical ignition switches located behind the units tend to malfunction. The lock cylinder needs to be removed in order to gain access to the chip-set. The following instructions explain how to remove the lock cylinder from a GM vehicle.
There are several reasons a warm car may stall, including vapor lock, an overheating fuel pump and ignition coils that are cutting out. Overheating ignition coils may also cause a car to stall when warm.Full Answer >
To program your car key fob, switch the ignition on using the key, and quickly press the lock button on the fob. Release the button and switch off the ignition. Perform these steps four times in quick succession to put the fob into the programming mode. Then, press lock, release, and switch off the ignition.Full Answer >
Starting a car without a key requires bypassing the ignition lock. This can be done by connecting the battery cord to the ignition cord, then touching the starter cord to the connection. This process is simplest on pre-1990s vehicles. Post-1990s vehicles come with immobilizers and alarms that must be bypassed. Many modern cars offer a keyless start button.Full Answer >
Programming a car alarm is a simple task that involves a few steps: locking the doors of the car, turning the key to the right for two clicks while in the ignition, pressing the override button five times, pressing the lock button and finally testing the remote. Car alarms normally come with an instruction manual, which should be read carefully before starting the programming process.Full Answer >