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Old 06-24-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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I need help, the ignition switch gave out yesterday on my camaro. I was at academy and the key moved freely when i turned it nothing came on. So i called my girlfriend to pick me up and my camaro is still at academy. Anybody know how to hotwire these cars so i can bring it home? I dont see the "red wire brown wire" v6 if it helps
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Sure, let's post "hot-wire" instructions on a public forum so we all can get our cars stolen.

How about having the car towed to a shop/dealer to have the part replaced?
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Some people arent made of money, its pretty far away
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Remove the kick panel under the steering column.
Put the key in the ignition.
Grab the rod that runs down the top of the column to the electical ignition switch and push it to actuate the switch.
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Dang man, ignition switches aren't that much and its a simple plug in and out basicly
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Any tips on removing it? The cylinder im gonna buy one at autozone
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Any tips on removing it? The cylinder im gonna buy one at autozone
The lock cylinder?
What makes you think the lock cylinder is bad.

You need to do some trouble shooting before you start replacing parts.
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As NavyVet has been over. The lock cylinder and ignition switch are 2 different things.
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Yea i mean lock cylinder i put the key in and turns with no friction and does nothing. i found a solution though, im gonna wire some switches to the harness creating a "push button start" till i can get a new column since mine has enough problems i just rather swap it out. All the key is good for is unlocking the wheel and the resistance for the VATS.
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Yea i mean lock cylinder i put the key in and turns with no friction and does nothing. i found a solution though, im gonna wire some switches to the harness creating a "push button start" till i can get a new column since mine has enough problems i just rather swap it out. All the key is good for is unlocking the wheel and the resistance for the VATS.
That doesn't mean the lock cylinder is bad, it could be the electrical switch.
They are a common failure item.
Have you checked to see if the rod moves ( the one in the picture I posted ) when the key is turned
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I agree with navy. I've replaced one before. Easy job. Just make sure you align the new one where the old one was. Take maybe 30 min from start to finish. They are like 15 bucks at auto zone.
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I apreciate the help guys but i went the "easy way" i put a push start on it for now
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I apreciate the help guys but i went the "easy way" i put a push start on it for now
Bets on how long until it's stolen?
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Bets on how long until it's stolen?
Still need a key for the vats right?
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Still need a key for the vats right?
Yes, it just seems kinda ghetto.
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It does but dont live in it, it will just be for a few weeks
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