What Is The Difference Between An Ignition Lock Cylinder And Ignition Switch?

What Is The Ignition Lock Cylinder? (713) 444-0787.

Hi there guys Nate here from Nate’s Locksmith & Garage doors. Most of us out there have cars and we turn them on and off several times a day. That means we stick and remove and turn the ignition lock cylinder every time on most of the car before 2016. Therefore there will come a time that you’ll ask yourself what is the ignition lock cylinder anyways?

An ignition lock cylinder is basically a composition of metallic cylinders, tubes, wafers and springs. Hence when the key is inserted into the main key hole, the wafers fall into the grooves on the key. Afterwards the wafers will compose a straight line allowing the tube twist freely inside the cylinder. Saying that i’m just over simplifying the complexity of the ignition lock cylinder. Therefore helping you get the idea!

Ignition Lock Cylinder

What Is The Difference Between The Ignition Lock Cylinder And Ignition Switch?

Well the most common mistake when people call me with a problem is that they confuse the ignition lock cylinder and the ignition switch. Therefore guys the difference between the too is great. About the ignition lock cylinder i have explained on top. Now i will explain what is the ignition switch.

The ignition switch is the master switch located BEHIND THE IGNITION CYLINDER. It is an electrical part that provides power for the vehicle’s electrical accessories, computer, fuel and the ignition systems. It also routes current from the battery to the starter to crank the engine. ACC – Accessory position that provides power to electrical accessories only, not the engine.

Therefore if you drive your key into the ignition lock and it doesn’t turn. A stuck or damaged ignition lock may cause the key not to turn. But if you drive the key into the ignition lock and it turns but the car doesn’t start that means that there is a problem with the ignition switch or the starter.

Ignition Lock Cylinder Is Not An Ignition Switch - This Is An Ignition Switch!

Also If You Need A Professional Assessment If You May Have A Bad ignition lock cylinder Or An Ignition Switch Problem. You Can Call Nate’s Locksmith & Garage Doors And We Will Provide A Professional Opinion. (713) 444-0787.

2015-2017 GMC Yukon Key Adding

2015-2017 GMC Yukon Key Adding.

With the years to come the technology of the car’s progress and they are becoming smarter and more sophisticated. Therefore the sophistication of the car keys naturally goes along with it. Moreover with the years it becomes harder and almost impossible to get a key for your car without a locksmith. But it’s not the case with the 2015-2017 GMC yukon key adding. So if you own a gmc 2015-2017 and may have lost a key or just want to add another one it is possible!

2015 – 2017 GMC Yukon Key adding Prosidure.

If you have an existing key that means that there is no problem adding a second and a third key. Let’s start learning how to do it. So to do a 2015-2017 GMC yukon key adding with an existing key just follow the next steps.

  1. Remove the insert ( emergency key ) from the existing transmitter ( remote ).
  2. Next place the existing transmitter ( remote) into the cup holder or on the passenger seat.
  3. To start the 2015-2017 gmc yukon key adding ( learning ) procedure, insert the emergency key into the driver side door lock ( if you can’t see it then remove the plastic cover on top of it). Then turn the key counterclockwise to the unlock position 5 times within 10 seconds. The driver information center ( where all the gauges are ) will display READY FOR REMOTE #2, 3, 4 etc.
  4. Place the new transmitter into the transmitter pocket/insert ( located at the far right corner of the armrest after you open the lid of the armrest. Or at the designated place by the manufacturer ). 2015-2017 GMC Yukon Key Adding Procedure - Transmitter Insert Pocket
  5. Next in the 2015-2017 gmc yukon key adding procedure you will then press the START/STOP button. Then the DIC ( driver information center ) will display the message READY FOR THE NEXT TRANSMITTER. Let go of the button.
  6. Then you will remove the transmitter from the insert pocket and press ( on the transmitter ) LOCK OR UNLOCK button. To Add more keys repeat the 4-6 steps. When all of the wanted keys are programmed press and hold the START/STOP button for 12 seconds to exit the 2015-2017 gmc yukon key adding procedure.
  7. Now you can insert back the emergency key back into the transmitter.

The Following 2015-2017 GMC Yukon Key Adding Procedure Is Presented By Nate’s Locksmith!