Ignition lock cylinder, removal?

Discussion in 'Electrical Systems' started by Magnus, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Magnus

    Magnus Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I’m not sure if this is the right forum to place this question in but it’s at least a part of the electrical system. I am going to change the ignition lock cylinder to a new and I wounder how to remove the old one from it’s housing, any tips and tricks?

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  2. asphaltburner

    asphaltburner Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  3. jose's 73

    jose's 73 Veteran Member

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    what year car. you either have to tap thru a thin layer of metal with a flat head screw driver or it is held in place with a screw.
     
  4. Magnus

    Magnus Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks for the links, I have printed them and am going to read them as soon as I get the time.

    schitzo: I will document it with pictures and then add them here.

    Asphaltburner: I will let you know if I have problems, thanks

    jose's73: my Camaro is a 72

    Thanks /Magnus
     
  5. mmiler

    mmiler Veteran Member

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    Your ignition key is NOT needed to pull the cylinder.
     
  6. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Before this ^^
    1. Remove steering wheel
    2. Remove turn signal cam [2 layer white plastic circle]

    I was going to make a video. I just did mine as well.
    Just an FYI too.......

    The black replacement ignition locks DO NOT work.
    I got one from Rock Auto, Autozone, Car Quest, Oreillys
    All of them have the push tab 180 degrees opposite side.

    Chrome lignition locks are the only ones that work
    unless someone else knows which black one works
     
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  7. Magnus

    Magnus Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Here's a picture of where the lock tab is located. I had to make a hole to be able to get to the lock tab with the screwdriver. When you are pressing the tab you can just pull the ignition lock cylinder out of it's housing.

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  8. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Magnus,

    Correct, however your picture is about 35 degree's tilted to the right. Might be confusing for someone trying to find it.
    I stole thsi pic from another thread and just made it real simple. I just did this myself. It's daunting until you
    actually pull it apart and realize how simple it really is. :) :bowtie:

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    Last edited: May 23, 2010
  9. Magnus

    Magnus Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ops my misstake, I hade the column in pieces on the bench when I did it.

    Magnus
     

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