Can I change the ignition switch on 98 cavelier without programming the computer to it?

Asked by Feb 11, 2015 at 06:51 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought the car and it didnt come with the original key. I can get the key I have to work but it takes a few tries. Is there any way to replace the tumbler inside the lock so to not have to reprogram the anti-theft lock? I dont have the means to do any computer work like that. Thanks for any help. Ive asked everyone.
                                                            -Brian

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Yes, the lock cylinder transfers to the new ignition switch. If you need a lock cylinder coded to fit the original key, visit your local locksmith with the old key and new lock cylinder. HTH. -Jim

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