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Old 06-28-2006, 12:47 PM
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Default How to replace ignition lock / tumblers?

Lately my key has been getting stuck in the ignition and I have to jiggle it and pull hard to get it out. I think the tumblers have been damaged because last night I could not turn my key far enough to start the car. I did some searching last night for instructions to remove or replace the tumblers but could not find anything. Can anyone help me out?

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(1) Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
(2) Before beginning removal of steering column assembly from vehicle, be sure front wheels of vehicle are in the straight ahead position.
(3) Remove the 4 screws attaching steering column cover, to lower instrument panel. Then remove the trim panel from the instrument panel.
(4) Remove 3 screws attaching the steering column cover liner to the instrument panel. Remove the liner from the lower instrument panel.
(5) If vehicle is equipped with speed control, remove the speed control switches from the steering wheel. If vehicle is not equipped with speed
control, remove the trim covers from the sides of the steering wheel.
6) Remove the 2 fasteners, 1 on each side of steering wheel, attaching the air bag module to the steering wheel.
(7) Remove air bag module from center of steering wheel. Then disconnect the clock spring electrical lead from the back of the air bag module.
(8) Disconnect the wiring lead for the horn switch in the airbag module from the wiring lead coming from the clockspring.
(9) Turn the lock cylinder to the off position and remove the key from the lock cylinder.
(10) Turn the steering wheel to the left 1/2 a turn (180°) until the steering column lock is engaged.
(11) Remove the steering wheel retaining nut, from the steering column shaft
(12) Remove steering wheel assembly from steering column shaft using Puller.
(13) Remove key lock cylinder from steering column by placing the key
lock cylinder in the Run position. Then through the hole in lower shroud, depress lock cylinder retaining tab and remove key lock cylinder.

Install is reverse of removal.
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Default RE: How to replace ignition lock / tumblers?

or you could put the key in, turn it to the on position, on the underside of the plastic trim that goes around the lock, there is a hole, it would be directly under the lock, stick a long screwdriver in there to push the release pin...then pull the lock out......but if its got that little plastic key guard deal around the lock, pry that off with a screwdriver first

you key will have a hard time turning if the steering lock is engaged too...try sticking the key in and and turning it while pulling on the steering wheel either way
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Thanks for the detailed instructions!
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^^^Can you put it back in that way too?
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yeah,you just turn the key and slide it back in....if you want i can go take mine out real quick and pop a few pics while doing it if you dont believe me..........if you look under that little trim piece there are 4 holes, two in the back, one in the front, and one in the middle under the lock......do you want a few pics??? takes about 2 minuites...if that
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takes about 2 minuites...if that
Damn, the FSM missed that one then. They make it much harder.
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its real quick and simple...you should take a look at your car...its real easy
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Pictures would be helpful, if you don't mind.
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if you ever wanna **** sumone off, go to a junkyard and swipe an ignition lock with key and replace theres with it....and its real quick
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