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GM Chevy Colorado/Canyon Passlock System change How To:
BEFORE YOU DO THIS AT YOUR HOUSE. THE COLORADO/CANYON COMPUTER WILL NOT RECOGNIZE THE NEW PASSLOCK SO THEREFOR YOU NEED TO BE AT THE DEALERSHIP, HAVE A FRIEND OR YOURSELF WITH A TRAILER AND ANOTHER TRUCK OR MONEY FOR A TOW BILL ONCE YOU PUT IT IN YOUR TRUCK WILL NOT CRANK AT ALL. I KNOW BY EXPERIENCE... FORTUNATELY I HAD A HOOK UP WITH A FREE TOW 20 MILES AWAY FROM THE DEALERSHIP. SO YOUR TRUCK WILL NOT CRANK AT ALL NO MATTER HOW LONG YOU WAIT
What you need:
New ignition passlock
1 AC Delco Strip head screw(from dealership)
T-25 star head socket
External torx T-6 socket for the strip head screw
phillips head screwdriver
19mm socket and ratchet
big flat head screwdriver
drill with multiple drill bits
so lets get to it
FIRST OFF: Unhook the negative cable from the battery for bout 30 mins
SECOND: take the T-25 star head socket and unscrew the 2 bolts from the bottom of the steering column
THIRD: again with the star head socket and unscrew 2 more bolts from the back side of the steering wheel. turn the steering wheel a quarter turn and the bolt will be on top and its the easiest to get too
FORTH: pull the backside cover away from the steering wheel and push the 2 C clips that is holding the air bag in.
this shows the back side of the steering wheel off lets you know how the air bag is really held in the steering wheel
FIFTH: Disconnect the air bag pink on pink & brown on white then take the 19mm socket and take the steering wheel off MAKE SURE YOUR WHEEL IS STRAIGHT WHEN YOU TAKE IT OFF so you can put it back on the same way. it takes some force to pull off the steering wheel.
SIXTH: take the screwdiver and take off the air bag wire coil? or whatever it is
Seventh:Take the star head socket and take the blinker/lights/windshield wiper control off
EIGHTH: Take the mounting bracket or base bracket off
NINETH:Unplug the green plug in the passlock
TENTH: Drill out the stock strip head screw
ELEVENTH: have your key in and turn in to ACC then push the button that i highlight then while pushing it just pull the key and your ignition should come out and then you can put it in the new passlock and put it all together. use the striphead screw where you drilled out the stock screw then you have to get it hooked up to the GM computer so the truck computer recognizes it. then you'll be set. now more being left out without a truck for several mins.