HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just replaced the starter switch and starter relay and i still have the same problem :hissy::hissy::hissy::hissy::hissy: how do i jump the starter to see if that is the problem and where is it located:bonk::bonk::bonk:
Hi guy just used your instution to change mine on the 2004 envoy that I haveOkay, I replaced my ignition switch yesterday. I was nervous, I had read numerous posts about this, but some of them conflicted, and I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into. I haven’t done a whole lot of work on newer car systems, although I did replace the stepper motors on my Envoy a while ago. The switch replacement was unbelievably simple, and anyone can do it.
Anyway, I decided to make this post, hopefully it’ll help someone who needs to do this in the future.
(FYI, I have a 2004 Envoy XUV, with foot pedal adjustment and tilt wheel controls on the steering column, and had no problem at all.)
First, you’ll only need two thin regular screwdrivers and the replacement switch to do the job.
Disconnect your negative battery cable. I’ve heard that you should disable the airbag, but I’ve read that others did not do this, and neither did I. Just to be safe, I tried to stay away from the front of the wheel while working on the switch.
Take one of your screwdrivers and gently pry the covers of the steering column off. They should separate pretty easily, then you just need to remove the bottom cover to get access to the switch.
Once the cover is off, you’ll see the bottom of the switch where the harness plugs in, the rest of the switch is slid up into a metal sleeve.
Take your two screwdrivers and insert them into the two holes in the metal sleeve. This pushes back the spring tabs on the ignition switch, allowing you to pull the switch assembly down and out of the metal sleeve. The pictures below have two red arrows showing where the two screwdrivers need to be inserted. The yellow circle shows where the harness connects to the switch. The last picture shows the switch removed from the sleeve, but not disconnected from the harness.
Disconnect the switch from the harness.
Look at the teeth of the old switch and compare them to the new switch. Align the new switch gear with the old switch gear. There is a gap in the gears you should see that greatly helps with the alignment.
Plug the harness into the new switch.
Insert the new switch into the metal sleeve until you hear the spring tabs engage the holes in the sleeve.
Reconnect your column cover.
Reconnect your negative battery terminal.
Start her up.
Hope this helps. Took me about 15-20 minutes to do, and most of that time was spent getting the stupid harness off the old switch.
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A most excellent and clever tactic! :hail: :thumbsup: Don't let it fail on a dark and stormy night with no cell phone coverage in a neighborhood that reminds you of the Mos Eisley Spaceport Red Light District. :ugh: :sadcry:I just changed my ignition switch (just preventative) ...
That's what I was thinking too I hit 70k and figured I was in the range where it could start happening. (well, it wasn't completely preventative...I had this problem)A most excellent and clever tactic! :hail: :thumbsup: Don't let it fail on a dark and stormy night with no cell phone coverage in a neighborhood that reminds you of the Mos Eisley Spaceport Red Light District. :ugh: :sadcry:
Sounds like the solenoid on the starter (I'm assuming these starters have the usual attached solenoid).I change my ignition switch a month ago and now star the same problem but I hit the starter with a pice of wood and it cranks normally with no issue but at night when it rest in the morning won't star is a f nightmare this f cars
Let me tell u is a nightmare I. Couldn't sleep yesterday thinking if it will star or not but it actually did with no problems so I do no what could it be the problem !!!it has 145k and all I do is adding 32 miles everyday going and caming from workSounds like the solenoid on the starter (I'm assuming these starters have the usual attached solenoid).
Have you replaced the starter/solenoid? If it only works when you physically hit it with a block of wood, that's what I'd change firstLet me tell u is a nightmare I. Couldn't sleep yesterday thinking if it will star or not but it actually did with no problems so I do no what could it be the problem !!!it has 145k and all I do is adding 32 miles everyday going and caming from work
The las time I hit it with a pice of wood and now I just hit the cable so I tho it was the relay I change my envoys relay to my trailblazer and nothing so I changed the ignition switch and nothing and when I hit it with the wood on the starter it finnaly works so that's was like a month ago and now just star the same **** all overHave you replaced the starter/solenoid? If it only works when you physically hit it with a block of wood, that's what I'd change first