2002 Pontiac Sunfire ignition

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  • #11057 Reply


    Can someone please help me figure out how to remove the ignition I have lost my car keys and am stuck in a parking lot I need to start the engine to take to mechanic to replace ignition what is the easiest way to do this? Remember I am a female with limited tools! lol

  • #13709 Reply


    I assume you mean removing the ignition cylinder or switch so you can basically ‘hotwire’ the car. This cannot be done on your vehicle, you need a key to start the car. If you have documentation of ownership, you can go to any GM dealer and get keys made for a small charge. Otherwise, call a locksmith or have the vehicle towed to a mechanic.

  • #13710 Reply


    Okay if that cannot be done can you instruct on removal of the ignition so I can replace it myself my title is at home i am on vacation in another state.

  • #13711 Reply


    I really need some free advice, so please help me! I need to remove the ignition to put in a new one.

  • #13712 Reply


    The only free advice I can give you is that you need to drill out the ignition housing on the column to get at the retainer holding the ignition cylinder in place. If you mess it up, you will need a whole ignition housing and cylinder which is very expensive. After you’ve got the case drilled out so you can remove the cylinder, install a new one and don’t forget to do the theft deterrent relearn procedure. Good Luck!

  • #13713 Reply


    Thank you for your help! Although that doesn’t help me really, can you tell me where the key code is located on the car title so I can just get one made?

  • #13714 Reply


    There is NO key code located on your title. That information isn’t for the general public like that. You have to go to your local GM dealer with the VIN, and title or other identifying information and they will get the key code for you. That’s what you should have done in the first place.

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