Don't know how they could have been any better. Do you have another key you can use and see if that does it although I doubt it. One from an electronics tool set will work. Could you send me a picture or describe which wires go where? Marketing Google AdSense This is an ad network. Remove the two screws that hold the top steering column cover in place.
Changed that out and everything is good. Here is a guide that will help you get the job done: You will need to jack the car up safely. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. Statistics Author Google Analytics This is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. I have to push a button under the steering column to turn my key back to off position to be able to pull my key out I believe you called it the white key release device.
Check out the diagrams below Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. The plate is secured with two bolts 10mm. You can get tips for finding a mechanic at www. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. You'll likely find one hot and one warm.
Using your mirror you will see that plug-in against the ignition switch housing where it plugs in. Note: Black and gray plugs sandwich the ignition switch plug. Click here Note: Not applicable for '04 and up Grand Prix since ignition switch is not located in the steering column but dashboard. Akismet This is used to detect comment spam. Work the starter down through the opening far enough to expose the two electrical connections on the top. Conversion Tracking Pixels We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Lift the rear of the Pontiac Grand Prix off the ground with a car jack. If these procedures are not followed, serious injury or even death may result. Maybe you didn't get all the connectors hooked up good. Use the 13mm and 8mm combination wrenches to remove the nuts attaching the electrical connections. However, It's not that hard. You will see with your mirror near the back end of the cylinder housing a small hole.
Vimeo Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. Google YouTube Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. HubPages Google Analytics This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. One of the 13mm nuts is a grounding connection for the starter's motor. HubPages ® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. Look under the drivers side rear passenger door, adjacent to the framerail approx 24 inches in front of the rear wheel. There is only one big stud for incoming cable and it is on top.
As others have noted, I did have to go get an E5 Torx socket to remove the four screws inside the steering column cover. While you have it pried, pull the knob out and it should release. Paypal This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. Is that whats bad or is it the ignition switch I am not sure. We have tried to charge the battery to see if that would help-but no luck.
If you have a rubber gask … et around the thermostat replace it with the new thermostat. I wanted to point out though, that if you have a remote start installed, that it ties into your electronic ignition. Index Exchange This is an ad network. I just cannot remember if the cluster is on the lower or the upper. Please be sure to test all of your wires with a digital multimeter before making any connections.
TripleLift This is an ad network. Undo the two screws holding the ignition switch. The black box below the key cylinder with all of the wires coming out of it is the ignition switch that you are changing. It started the day we switched it out yesterday , we put everything back together and now it won't start. With this in mind, locate the position of the burned out bulb prior to replacing it. Just to add, for those who try to use these instructions, the connectors for the starter have 3 nuts to remove connections. One will be a 13mm nut and the other will be an 8mm nut.