How To Install Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder Case Chevy Malibu 97-03 1AAuto.com




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Bob Hancock: Thank you for posting this!!! I was able to follow your steps and take care of it. I didn't have to replace it just clean and use some WD-40 to lube it, now it works smooth as butter. Thanks again! Btw, this also works on a 2004 model.

Jovan Monroe: I wish you had a video for installing an aftermarket stereo.

raceman888: thanks for the help I am a tech but never did a lock cyl in a malibu. Glad I watched this video. Identifix I use at work says to take out the instrument cluster. lol

dammitnotnow: Thanks It saved me a lot of hassle.

Nick Blankenship: Have 2004 chevy malibu classic and cant get cable out of the back of the ignition switch or the connecters off any tips?

Zach X: Chevy Malibu Classic 2004 Won't do anything when I turn the key not a single noise, Mechanic came out and said it couldn't have been the starter as I was thinking. Chevy put a recall out on this piece may this be the problem at hand???

Nick Blankenship: Key has to be in run then push in tab and comes right out

Old Buz: Thank you for the help. Buz

Ruben Gonzalez: The only trouble I had was I didn't know about the 10 min wait for the anti-thief light to turn off. Once the light turn off the car started up no problems. Thanks for the video. 

Billy Heddins: @browniesareg I"m having the same problem, have to wiggle the steering wheel, and the transmission shift arm too. I know that someday it's not gonna turn. Takes a long time sometimes. This is my first video, trying to see if I can fix it myself. GOod luck!

1A Auto Parts: IMPORTANT NOTE: If your "Theft System" light in the dash flashes with the key in the 'on' position but the vehicle does not start, leave the key 'on' for about 10 minutes until the light stops flashing then turn the key to off then start the vehicle.

1A Auto Parts: We currently do not have an auto repair video that shows this particular repair. We'll keep this request in mind during any future repairs that we may make on this vehicle. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

Peter Timpson: I understand that but that is my problem. The key won't turn, the wheel is not locked and the shifter will not move. Can I just replace the entire ignition switch?

TungstenPhoenix: Is there any alarm issues to be concerned about when taking the the stereo deck out?

Eduardo Hernandez: hey I got a 03 Malibu and the key gets locked on the ACC position, i'm able to take the key out but it will eventually kill the battery. is that what I need to replace? thanks in advance.

John Little: Thank you for the video. If all you're doing is replacing the cylinder, is it necessary to have reprogramming performed? I am working on a 2003 Chevy Malibu LS.

1A Auto Parts: We currently do not have an auto repair video for that particular vehicle. It could be a similar process.

Ryne Luecht: Update on 02 chevy impala. we ended up replacing the starter the ring was jammed in the teeth and replaced ignition tumbler and was able to get security to go off it ran fine for a day and a half then wouldn't want to start. the fly wheel spins but the engine does not want to turn over. we think it might be a broken crankshaft. what do you guys think? you have helped us out so much and really appreciate the speedy replies you have given us.

1A Auto Parts: Try to do a total transmission fluid change along with a new filter on the car. There may be a piece of debris floating around in the transmission that's hanging up the valve body. Hope this helps you out. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

LeeTrevizo: so i did this and now the car wont start. it just cranks. any idea what i did wrong?

1A Auto Parts: You may want to check to see if there's a pinched wire somewhere or if you have a remote starter on the vehicle, is that acting up.

how2rap: We are replacing the ignition switch on a 2002 impala, will we have to do the re learn procedure? And also are they pretty much the same ignition switch 02 Malibu and 02 impala.

1A Auto Parts: The older malibu's do not require reprogramming where as the new ones do.

1A Auto Parts: You would more than likely need to get the ignition to turn forward so that you can remove the ignition cylinder.

1A Auto Parts: When you buy the new ignition a key will come with it.

cog13hwk: Can u plz make a video to replace the ignition lock cylinder on a 2003 impala

1A Auto Parts: The procedure shown in this video should be the same, or very similar to your application. If you click on the link in the video, you can purchase the ignition show in the video for your 2002 Chevy Impala. Hope this helps you out. Have a great day 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

1A Auto Parts: You may have to replace the key tumbler. What has probably happened is the teeth in the tumbler have either broken or are getting stuck.

Ryne Luecht: thank you so much for the link. I also have an 04 impala (never getting an impala again) that has difficulty shifting from first to second when pulling out of the drive but runs smoothly after. any ideas

1A Auto Parts: If the ignition cylinder is broke, than it should fix your issue.

Charles Potts: Do you have a video showing how to remove and replace the ignition park lock cable on a 2001 malibu? This seems to be my problem and it will not allow the key to fall in the locked position meaning the switch stays on.

FatalCorleone07: Why do you disconnect the car battery??

michael carr: I watched the video but my key broke off in ignition can I still change the cylinder according to the video even tho I can't put a key in and turn it like the video shows

John Little: Thank you. I'm going to give this a try today!

Geri Lafferty: Thanks. They somehow disconnected the antenna and say they didn't touch it, but I am taking it back for them to fix. Oh -- and changing the Ignition switch didn't solve my starting problem anyway. $337 later I'm no better off than when I started, plus I have to find the time to go back to get the radio fixed. Thank you for responding to my initial question.

xKd43x: can you remove the lock cylinder without the key because I lost mine

Thesuperblack22: Would this work on a 05 Classic?

1A Auto Parts: A problem like this will most likely require the key tumbler to be drilled out so the cylinder can be spun. Without the cylinder moving, removal of the lock will be impossible.

1A Auto Parts: When you try to pull it out, make sure that the screw driver used to push that button up on the side,isn't holding it in place preventing it from coming out. You may have to wiggle it a bit. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

hp11208: cool

Patrick Query: What if I can't even turn my key in the ignition?

tripletsontherun: RE: IMPORTANT NOTE. I have had the Theft System problem forever and it is really frustrating when I am running late, or even worse, when I am stuck sitting in my car in the dark. Think... time change + dedicated teacher + bad neighborhood. It used to happen at least once a week. I heard of some solutions by installing a switch or a remote start. What do you know about these options. Your videos are so easy to follow! Thank you for that!

1A Auto Parts: The new ignition cylinder would come with a new key. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

sitm899: thanks, this was a big help :)

boaterbil: If the key will not turn it is a whole new ball game

1A Auto Parts: It shouldn't be. You may want to start with cleaning the battery terminals and cable ends with a wire brush if you haven't already done this.

1A Auto Parts: You would need the key to remove it.

Geri Lafferty: I was just charged 2 hours of labor at a locksmith to replace the ignition switch. Seems excessive since this video is less than 5 minutes long! Also -- the radio now gets no reception. They could not explain why. It seems apparent from this video that they didn't re-attach the antenna properly. Would you agree? And is 2 hours an excessive labor charge?

russelltribe1: My wife has a 1998 Malibu and at times the air conditioner, radio, windows and door locks will not work upon starting the car. Is this an ignition switch problem?

E Jones Jones: i have chevey malibu 1998 & my key will not turn the ignition at all. is this tumbler problem . can i change the ignition without turning key to on position >?

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