how to replace ignition switch

Asked by Jan 17, 2015 at 01:11 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

HOW DO I REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH IN A 1997 CHEV MALIBU

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You might not have to. There is a recall for the ignition switch for your vehicle. 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu There is a risk, under certain conditions, that your ignition switch may move out of the "run" position, resulting in a partial loss of electrical power and turning off the engine. This risk increases if your key ring is carrying added weight (such as more keys or the key fob) or your vehicle experiences rough road conditions or other jarring or impact related events. If the ignition switch is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury or fatality. If you are driving an affected vehicle, until the ignition recall repairs have been performed, it is very important for you to follow the 3-Point Check Plan. Please visit the GM Recall Center to find out more details about recalls affecting your specific vehicle and to schedule a service appointment with your dealer.

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I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEIGHT MINE DOWN AND IT HAS DONE IT ONCE BEFORE AND NOW IT'S DONE IT AGAIN AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND NOW MY CAR WON'T START.IT AIN'T CALLED A DAMN KEY FOB IT'S CALLED A CAR KEY YOU IDIOT

Wow that was rude it is called a key fob and then there is a car key anyway there is no recall on the ignition switch on my 2004 Chevy I just checked with GM IjustGMGMljuschec GM

JENNIFER IT IS NOT CALLED A KEY FOB IT'S CALLED A CAR KEY.YES THERE IS A RECALL ON IT CAUSE THEY SAID ALL MODEL YEARS YOU DIPSHIT

MINE NEVER MOVED OUT OF THE RUN IT JUST WAITED UNTIL I GOT HOME AND IT GOT STUCK IT'S WAS THE GEAR SHIFT IN MINE SO THERE

Hey numbnuts hate to tell you this but my car does not have a recall I gave GM my VIN number and it is called a key fob by the way. You can go and try to start your car with a key fob see how that works out for you okay lol

HEY,UGLY JENNIFER IT'S NOT CALLED A DAMN KEY FOB IT'S CALLED A KEY THING AND WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO F OFF SOMEWHERE

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