1996 Firebird ignition switch

1996 Firebird ignition switch

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New Britain, CT

#1 Apr 16, 2008
Can someone help me w/ replacement of the ignition switch on a 1996 Firebird? I'm pretty handy. I've replaced the winow motors, blower motor and radiator on my 96' Bird. Blower motor was easy. Radiator and window motors were a pain in the *alls. Looking at it it would appear I have to remove the steering wheel and........ Well it looks like a major project. I am just an electrician, not an auto mechanic. Has anyone ever changed an ignition switch? How difficult is it? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Since: Jun 08

Santa Rosa, CA

#2 Jun 16, 2008
I'm having the same problem. I need to replace the ignition switch on my 96 Firebird. I'm new to this site and I'm hoping you have figured how to do it. If so, can you explain it to me. Thanks

Vera, OK

#3 Feb 7, 2009
hey im having a problem with the engine not turning over all the time it starts right up when it does sometimes the only way i can get it to turn over is uplug the battery and hook it back up sometimes it will start but not all the time ? does anyone know is this the ignition switch rpoblem mine is the 96 3.8 firebird im also looking for a good mechanical forum or website for this year of firebirds. please contact [email protected]

Leduc, Canada

#4 Mar 23, 2009
all having the same problem i see. I have a 95 firebird, 5.7l V8 and for the first time i turn the key.. everythign lights up in the dash, turn the key and nothing. i thought if the starter was to go it would at least click a little or somthing like such. Does your cars work fine until you click your ignition the last part?
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United States

#5 May 31, 2011
OK here's one. 96 firebird. At first it would not turn all thw way off and could not get key out. Finally did. Now it wont turn.

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