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steering wheel column want unlock

 
hawk98
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Posted: 08/10/10 01:42 PM

can you give me an idea on how much the repair cost might be    thanks hawk98[unde  

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hawk98
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Posted: 08/10/10 01:48 PM

can you give me an idea on what the repair cost is to fix the steering wheel. it want unlock on my 98 c-5 automatic transmission.  

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waynep7122
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Posted: 08/10/10 06:17 PM

not a clue...   there were 2 recalls on it..  for that exact reason...

i am taking that you have a 98....


oh... welcome to the forums... you can also log in and click the edit post in the lower left corner to fix typos or for additional info...

i just answered this question on one of the other forums...  and found some links that would help...   but i think it was an article on installing a simulator...  

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tr7rocks
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Posted: 09/16/10 05:44 AM

the part should be generic for 89 and up gm columns, but you probably have a vats ignition with air bag in that model. My experience in past has been 120. for tear down and parts dependent on where you are and the going rate.  this was east coast price.  without tearing down column and inspecting parts hard to tell but there is a steering wheel lock pin that I have seen once in my life break and get stuck so nothing will remove it until torn down and replaced.  Or column replace. I offered the service as a locksmith but many other services offer this type of repair  

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QS03NY
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Posted: 03/19/11 07:56 AM

Take ahold of the wheel with your right hand and pull down hard on the wheel in a clockwise direction. While doing this reach around with your left hand and turn the key. This procedure usually works.  

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waynep7122
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Posted: 03/19/11 08:58 AM

oh... just found some diagrams....


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item 16   # 88965331     LOCK,STRG WHL THEFT DTRNT

fits
Corvette 1997-1999 Y
Corvette 1999-2000 Y
Corvette 2000-2000 Y
Corvette 2001-2004 Y  

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QS03NY
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Posted: 03/19/11 01:58 PM

Wayne, in the C5 Corvette the key goes in the dashboard and not the steering column as in earlier models.  

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waynep7122
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Posted: 03/19/11 03:34 PM

88965331 2

a picture of item 16  

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waynep7122
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Posted: 03/19/11 03:46 PM

the pin sticking out the front of this device..  sticks into the back of item 10 of the diagram above...

there have been problems with the column locking systems...   i have not had to work on this yet...

there are posts all over the place about this systems failures...


i was just trying to clarify the system components...  not telling anybody that you were wrong.... i have worked the wheel back and forth while turning the key to get steering columns to unlock... in many many cars..  

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