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Old 02-10-2008, 03:21 PM   #31
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Well......change of heart. It took me 15 minutes this morning to get the key to turn. I am going first thing in the morning to get a new lock cylinder installed, ,if I can get the key to turn. I'll report back how that went later.
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Got a new lock cylinder installed and rekeyed. Turns like a new one. All is well.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:32 PM   #33
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To me, it'* pathetic that a switch(in this case, the ignition switch) would fail after so relatively few operations. Think about it. How many times has this switch been activated? A couple of thousand times at most. My guess is that GM told their supplier to give them a switch that would last xxx times and that they wouldn't pay $.01 more for a switch that would last twice as long.
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My switch is acting up because my wife'* key chain/wad is too heavy.... But it'* still made it over 100K
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To me, it'* pathetic that a switch(in this case, the ignition switch) would fail after so relatively few operations. Think about it. How many times has this switch been activated? A couple of thousand times at most. My guess is that GM told their supplier to give them a switch that would last xxx times and that they wouldn't pay $.01 more for a switch that would last twice as long.
It'* not just the lock cylinder. There are many things on these cars that could last alot longer than they do. But that'* how companies make their money. If everything lasted forever, companies wouldn't make money. Unfortunately, that'* they way the ball bounces in our world.
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I have been having this trouble also. My key turns just a little, maybe enough for the radio and fuel pump to kick on but that is it. There was a TSB for the ignition switch sticking. I changed that, very easy, but that was not it. Same problem as though I did nothing. I lubed the key cylinder, thought that did it but was wrong again. I am going to change the key cylinder next. It is getting very annoying!!
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Well I changed the key cylinder but I guess I will have to wait and see. It is working fine now and it has been in for over a week. Only time will tell
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I had the same problem,could not remove key from ignition switch. I have a 2000 SLE with a console,underneath the shifter is an electric solenoid that alloys the key to be removed when car is in park. A small spring helps the solenoid move into the right position, mine was broken off. Went to Ace Hardware, found a similar spring, problem solved.
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just curious what it cost you to get a new ignition cylinder
and was it a GM part and installed by them

I was quoted last year $625, for a new one but they cleaned mine instead, it had filings in it $187 labor
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Check at RockAuto Auto Parts they have great prices.
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