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Old 11-07-2018, 11:24 PM
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You said they had one with the key.

Transfer your old cylinder and security module to your junkyard column.

The alternative is to get the VIN of the donor car and have a key cut. You need to have the key turned to RUN to remove the cylinder.

Othewise you have to remove the entire steering lock and that gets a little involved.

I am going by what the book says, I have no direct knowledge. I can send you a pdf of the procedure.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:12 PM
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So I picked up a steering column from the junkyard today for $80. I think this is a 2010 (VIN 3GNDA13D56S677766). It is complete with steering wheel, air bag and power assist motor. It did not come with a key. The steering column with the key had active brake control, so I dont think it will work. I'll tear into it and see if I can remove the ignition module without a key, if so this might be pretty straight forward. I called a local locksmith and he said worst case bring the steering column and he could make a key for under $50. The locksmith says that if he has to call GM with the vin number, that GM charges $30 for the key code. He says he can do it without the key code. I do not understand this clockspring thing. This steering wheel is turned so , do I need to turn my wheels to match before I install the steering column or can I straighten the steering wheel while it is powered down?






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Old 11-08-2018, 05:16 PM
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Call your local GM parts department and ask how much for a key made to VIN. Last time I asked it was around $15.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:54 PM
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"do I need to turn my wheels to match before I install the steering column or can I straighten the steering wheel while it is powered down?" - What steering wheel are you referring to?

Re: clock spring - In my mind, the best procedure to do would be to:
1) use the existing steering wheel to center the wheels
2) before installing the new steering column, complete with steering wheel, you will need to verify that the clockspring is at the middle position when the steering wheel is horizontal.
- this link might help - https://www.autozone.com/repairguide...96b43f80cb2e11
3) remove existing steering column, and install the replacement, making sure not to disturb the steering wheel and the clock spring alignment

Note: turning the steering wheel right now on the replacement column can likely break the clock spring, as there is likely nothing to stop the wheel at the end of it's designed limit
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:58 PM
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Call your local GM parts department and ask how much for a key made to VIN. Last time I asked it was around $15.
I called Vandergrif Chevrolet here in Arlington Tx, $104!! It is late, I'll call some more dealers tomorrow.
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Looks like it's from a 2006, not 2010.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:44 PM
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guppy's is a 2008, no matter what he thinks. in 2008 stability control was not standard. I thought that ABS was, 2006 ABS was optional, not sure about traction control.
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Both RPO stickers show J41 seems that matches!
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Guppys current car vin = 3GNDA23D28S573051 which translates to a 2008

The latest VIN picture he posted is from his recently purchased steering column/wheel - which translates to a 2006.
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