james w: thanks for posting this.....it was extremely helpful. :)
Kevin Koch: Thanks for posting the video. Was a huge help
Devonte King: Did you have to get A new key and did you have to get it timed by GM?
Dave Unger: Thanks for the advice! This video helped a lot!!! Not being a mechanic and all, it took us about 2 hours to dismantle & replace, then 10 minutes to put back together.
Gazooo29: Wow so much work,my 98 olds is having a steering wheel lock issue and was told about that white cable unlocks everything. Didn't realize the whole car comes apart.
megabusiness 101: "sometimes" the fuel pump can do the same thing you described! running on low fuel allot or just fuel filter and whole system just sludged up! don't always have to pay the dealer $95 dollars to do a diagnostic charge is all im getting @. try lightly tapping the fuel tank just to see if you can spark up the fuel pump for a longer run atleast you can rule it out before taking it in...
dj toxic: i have a 2001 oldsmobile aurora and i wonder if it has the same set up.bc my car takes a min to crank at times but once every so often.
Benjamin Bruins: Thank you for posting this video! It enabled to successful make the same replacement/repair.
Jai Xiong: Can you do a vid about changing the blinkers on the alero? Year 2000 plz. Its been giving me problems. I hope its not me alone.
scivi92: Great Video I love how you realized you had swapped the switches at the end
Dwayne Jordan: After installing the new ignition switch cylinder, reinstall all the components to the original preset, when you try to start your car it may not start due to a security feature. On most GM cars you must turn ignition key to one cycle or the on position and wait 10 minutes until the flashing security light turns off. When the light turns off you must shut the car off then start the car, it should be working. keep in mind while the security light is flashing your car will not start, the radio and all the electrical components will be operating but you will not be able to turn the car over until you do the following: above. Keep in mind that your car will be on battery so make sure all lights are off and the radio is off because if your car battery dies while the security feature is resetting you will have to do it over.
Robert Franchini: many thanks! this worked!. i have a 99 Alero. although it seems alittle temperamental when i try to start it now. sometimes i go to start it and power cuts out almost immediately. then i can't get any power to anything. i have to disconnect and reconnect the batter to get it to start again.
The Bones: For some reason I'm not able to get the ignition switch cable to lock back into place. I have the key in the on position but when I turn it off the cable just slides right back out. Anyone have any tips for getting it back in?
duke97d: i have a 2000 oldsmobile alero and it has all the same symptoms as the ones on the video and i change the ignition switch and the car still will not start can anyone help me out ?
Zhane Davis: What mounting kit did you use for your radio? I know it's completely random, but I've been wanting to put an aftermarket radio in.
kbkchooch: Great video guy, just did my Alero after watching, works like a charm!
KINGJAMESAKA007: i did it in 30 min ....man thank u cause the lock smith tried to tax me 145.oo junk yard 85.00 did the job myself $34.00 a great used ignition and it work perfect till this day... thanks my dude
r suchowi: Our 2001 Alero had an issue with the instrument cluster not lighting up, the radio not coming on and windows not working for a bit after the car was started. Traced issue back to the ignition switch. The worst part is getting that cluster out of the way. It needs to come out at an angle (with the face of the cluster facing the sky) through the right side of the opening after you manage to get the harness disconnected. Thanks for the Video.
Gallows tree13: you didnt show how 2 remove radio and staple on gear shift, other than that good job and thankx for posting, world needs people like you.
SamTheNightStocker: Thanks for this video. It made it really easy to get in there and replace the ignition lock cylinder, which I had to replace because of a faulty Passlock sensor. I had to reset that thing about 5 times in the past 5 weeks, kinda got tired of it and just went ahead and replaced it.
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