How To Replace An Ignition Switch In A Oldsmobile Alero.




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Eric Sanchez: I appreciate you taking the time to make this. It helped me alot.

Tremayne Hawkins: hi I have a question. I have a 1998 oldsmobile intrigue and my car had an engine swap and ever since my car only has 3rd gear unless I manually shift and even then it only has 2nd and 3rd. Had it looked at by AAMCO and they couldn't find an obvious issue. Auto zone pulled about 4 malfunction codes for the shift solenoids and transmission. After googling them together I found a link that said it can be caused by a faulty ignition switch which then causes the transmission to default to 3rd gear. Has anyone else had this problem and it be fixed by replacing the ignition switch?

chicanoItalian22: Help!
I changed my ignition switch and it has a gritty hard turn and now doesn't return from the "start" position to the "ON" position on its own. So I changed the switch again, thinking it was defective but its still doing this. It works fine for the first day but gets gritty by the next day. What can I do to fix this?

WeAreTheSickness: Great video, helped me replace my ignition switch on my '02 Intrigue. Going by the printout was near impossible, but this really helped visualize the process. Thanks a lot.

James Collington: just pulled my switch out on my 01 Intrigue. If you own this car i was only able to get the switch out from behind the radio

LuckyDrunk: there's a recall on the ignition switch take to dealer

Maria Bonilla-Henry: Would you take it somewhere then to get the security system reset?

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.

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

Greyfox 9099: 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 ?

Living Social: I got a groupon from Miami and almost got tricked. The description was way off for that the deal they were offering. I found groupon reviews that several people had the same issue. Luckily Groupon honor a refund, but my time was wasted.
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