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Thanks. In this video, we’re going to show you how
to replace the ignition switch on this 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo. It’s the same part and
similar process on these Monte Carlos from 2000 to 2005. The items you’ll need for this
is a new ignition switch from 1AAuto.com, a 7mm socket, 8mm socket, 10mm socket, ratchet,
socket extensions, T25 Torx bit, flat blade screwdriver, and an E5 external Torx bit. Start off by disconnecting your negative battery
cable. Just use the 8mm socket and ratchet to remove it. Underneath your steering wheel,
you’ll see this panel. You just want to push in these two tabs, pull it down, and then
twist this socket free and pull the bulb out. Then you want to remove these two 7mm screws.
Pull out your fuse panel door, especially make sure that the lower clip comes out, and
then pull straight back on the lower panel on both sides. Use a small flat blade screwdriver
to help you release the clip on the harness and remove the harness. Inside here, there’s a T25 screw. Just go
ahead and remove that. Then pry out on this lever and it pulls free. Then you can pull
the panel straight down, unhook it, and pull it forward. Next, you want to remove these
two E5 External Torx bolts. There’s one right here and one right here on the other side.
We’ll just fast-forward as Mike removes those. Once those are removed, you can pull this
upper panel up and off. Now, pull this panel off the rest of the way
and remove this 7mm bolt right here. Pull down your glove box and remove this 7mm bolt
right up here. Pry off this bezel. Then pull out on either side of the dash panel. You
just want to feel for the clips back behind it and pull out. Once you get it free, just
pull it forward, use a flat blade screwdriver to disconnect the hazard switch, and be careful
while doing this cause you can break the bezel fairly easily. Now put your keys in the ignition,
turn it to the on position, pull your shifter back all the way, and then lift your dash
panel up and out. Next, you want to remove a series of bolts
that hold on this panel. You can see there’s three 7mm on this side and one 7mm bolt over
here. Then, back behind this plate, you can see there are 10mm bolts up there. They’re
slightly gold color, and you’re going to want to remove those and the ones behind them as
well. To get these ones, you can go up through here and to get the one back behind it. You
can just go on the other side of the plate, reach up from underneath, and get them that
way. We’ll fast-forward as Mike removes those. Next, remove these two 10mm bolts that hold
in your ignition switch. Now, pull your ignition switch down through the hole where the plate
was. Then put your key in the ignition and turn it to the on position. Then push in on
this tab and pull that free. Then push in on this tab and pull your lock cylinder free.
Now you can push the tabs on this harness and disconnect it. On the left is the old ignition switch; on
the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they’re identical, and they’ll fit
exactly the same. Now, you want to turn the inside, so you just push in the piston on
the inside, turn it, and you want it to match up with your ignition switch. Now, push the
harness into place and then insert your key into the ignition and just turn it until that
moves. Then just push it back into place. Insert this harness. Now, you can turn your
key off and remove it. Then reconnect these two harnesses. Now, reconnect your negative
battery cable and just tighten it up. You can see it works. Now, just feed your ignition
switch back up into place. Once you’ve got it in place, replace those two 10mm bolts.
Replace this panel and the 10 and 7mm bolts that hold it in place. To reinstall the dash panel, open up your
glove box, turn the key to the on position, and pull the shifter all the way back. Pull
your steering wheel down and then tuck the dash panel back behind the steering wheel.
Now reconnect your harness. Then you can slide your shifter forward and remove the key. Then
push the dash panel back in the rest of the way. Then just push in the clips all the way
around it. We’ll fast-forward as Mike replaces those two 7mm bolts and tightens them up.
Then just push this bezel back into place. Tilt the steering wheel back down, feed this
upper panel back into place, and push it back down and replace those two E5 inverted Torx
bolts. Now, feed in the lower panel. You want to
push the back back behind, and re-clip those two hooks. Then swing up the front, push it
into place, and then just replace that T25 Torx screw. Reconnect the harness to your
switch, line up the panel, and push it back into place. Then replace the two 7mm bolts
at the bottom of the panel. Push the bulb back into the socket, and twist it back into
this panel, and then feed the panel back. Then you just push it back up into place.
Next, push your tilt lever back into place. Then take your fuse panel, line up those tabs,
and just hit them back into place. You’re all set. We hope this video helps you out. Brought
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