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Old 03-12-2008, 01:01 PM   #11
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already checked, posts and cables are extremly clean, look almost new
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Its almost as if the ignition is broken, if that helps any. You know how normally when you turn the key theres a little bit of resistance? well the key turns smoothly like its not even catching.
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Do you know how to measure DC volts with your meter?
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Not really, I havent had much time to look thru the pages I was sent
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Plug the black meter lead in where it'* marked Com.
Plug the red lead in where it'* marked V(symbol for ohms)mA.
Turn the **** to 20 in the VDC section.

Now check the meter by measuring the battery voltage. Red meter lead to pos. terminal, Black to neg. I'm going to find out which fuse to check so we can determine if the ign switch is working. Give me a few minutes.
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Let'* check for power at fuses #1a & #5a. These are in the fuse panel under the dash on driver'* side. Pull the fuse out and place the meter leads on each side of the socket. Should have 12 volts with key on. It may read -12 if the meter leads are reversed.
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Let'* check for power at fuses #1a & #5a. These are in the fuse panel under the dash on driver'* side. Pull the fuse out and place the meter leads on each side of the socket. Should have 12 volts with key on. It may read -12 if the meter leads are reversed.
got no reading from 1a nor 5a. the battery had 11. something at highest and mostly stayed between .05 and .8

I went to one of the GM dealers here and they said its the ignition cylinder and will cost me $350 for towing, parts, and labor
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I changed one in a car without airbags. I'm sure you could save a bundle but don't know how much the airbag complicates things.
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I changed one in a car without airbags. I'm sure you could save a bundle but don't know how much the airbag complicates things.
Problem is I have never worked on a steering column before, nor do I have the tools Im sure, plus yea Im sure it does complicate things. Not to mention I have to buy a new key with it and still get the code registered to that key
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I'm guessing you could do it for $100 or less. You might be able to get a repair manual at the library and see if the procedure is something you want to try. Auto parts store should also have a manual & might let you look through it.
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