How to Remove the Key Ignition for a Silverado Chevy

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The ignition in a Chevy Silverado is responsible for allowing the ignition switch to activate. When the ignition dies, you won't be able to start the truck. Replacement ignition modules are available from the Chevy division of General Motors. Generally speaking, you'll need to buy one from a General Motors dealership due to the special circuits inside the ignition and the key that acts as an immobiliser. Once you have a new ignition, you need to remove the old one.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Ignition key
  • Screwdriver
  • 1/8-inch punch pin

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  1. 1

    Remove the screws on the underside of the steering column cover and pull the cover down.

  2. 2

    Put the key into the ignition and turn the key to the "II" position.

  3. 3

    Slide the punch pin into the Silverado's access hole on the underside of the steering column under the ignition.

  4. 4

    Push up on the punch pin while you pull the ignition out of the steering column.

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