need help, pronto!!!!!!!!!

12-07-2009, 12:03 PM
Its 9:55 on Dec. 7, I'm already late for work. And when I get in my car to turn it on, the part were you insert the key breaks!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!! And security light is on. Now what I need to know is has anyone here ever taken apart this part or how do you pull it out to replace........ I'm really desperate and I need you guys now more than any other day. This our only means of transportation. The car is a 2000 firebird 3.8 manual. Please help.......

12-07-2009, 12:45 PM
Eww...are you talking about the ignition cylinder? That's no have to take apart the steering column to replace it. That entails pulling the column out of the car. Make sure you pull the fuses for the air bags...and you'll need a steering wheel puller. Good luck, and get a cab for today...

12-07-2009, 01:43 PM
Nah, already called in. But I thought it was going to be expensive and actually was 125.00 for cylinder and key at the dealer. And I asked the guy if I could fix it myself or did I had to take it in and he said that I could do it. That I needed those special screw drivers, you know the hexa-ones, and that I could get to the cylinder throught there...... I don't know, but it worth a shot, right.... like really, what else do I have....

12-08-2009, 08:10 PM
Ok, disaster happened today...... went and got a new cylinder w/key from delership 165 plus tax. Installed it (which in fact you need a second person if you do not have the proper tools, and its a bitch to get the cylinder out) ok, got it in abd, and, and, well still it didn't work. Still no power to anything, for example then instrument cluster doesn't light up like there's no power what so ever. Nothing. Please help.

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