I am not sure but what happen to my cousin truck his he could not turn off
and I found that the wire leading from the "TOW HAUL" button which is a
Orange wire was holding back the ignition from turning off plus it had a
hard time taking out the keys at time when I moved the wire back and forth I
was able to more the switch. But that what happen in our case so you can
check it out if it's the same or not.
It's a 2001 Silverado
My steering lock has NOT engaged, and coincidentally, the ignition
switch won't turn. So my truck is sitting in the driveway
Anyone have an idea of how to fix this without a tow truck OR a
============THIS IS A TEST
ONLY A TEST
in case of a real emergency....
contact a technician
Set the parking brake!!
Crawl under the drivers side of the truck.
(under the door area)
Pop the shifter linkage off the tranny with
a big arse screw driver.
Crawl out from under the truck.
Put the key in the ignition switch.
Shove the shifter up and down and see if
the key will turn.
oh well......pop yer shifter cable back on cuz
that wasn't it.
~you could just stick a floor jack under the
rear end and get the same results without having to pop the linkage
The fix was CHEAP after figured out how to get the wheel off the column.
The lock cylinder had a defective spring on the bar which is engaged under
all circumstances EXCEPT when the key is in the cylinder and turned.
Solution: either a new cylinder, or, remove the bar so that any chevy key
Delco service center solution: replace steering column with a used one.
Chev dealer solution: "dunno, it could be just about anything"
(translation - hold your pocket open with both hands)
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