What is the proper way to get the old ignition lock cylinder out? Where
do I purchase a new one and how much should I expect to pay? Do I need
special tools to remove the old one? Could you direct me to a pdf file that would have a step by step procedure?
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it needs a new total lock assumbly,
or a new cylinder, the secret pin on the rear unlocks cyl.
and assembly muost be pulled reach it. (antitheft rules)
id remove the whole thing, and take it to any lock smith.
and they can fix it.
they re-key it,
some look at it and say, its END OF LIFE,
i cant see, can you put it in brighter lights?(sarc)
looking for magic silver bullets. sure... but there are non in this physically world of tumbler locks, 100s of years old in design.
NOTE: The following procedure applies to vehicles that have functional ignition switch lock cylinders (11582), lock cylinder keys are available for these vehicles or the lock cylinder key numbers are known and the proper key can be made.
Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
Turn ignition switch lock cylinder to RUN position.
Place a 3.17 mm (1/8-inch) diameter wire pin or small drift punch in hole in lower steering column shroud (3530) under ignition switch (11572). Press retaining pin while pulling out on ignition switch lock cylinder to remove it from steering column lock cylinder housing (3511).
Install ignition switch lock cylinder by turning it to RUN position. Insert ignition switch lock cylinder into steering column lock cylinder housing. Make sure ignition switch lock cylinder is fully seated and aligned in interlocking washer before turning ignition switch lock cylinder to OFF position. This will permit cylinder retaining pin to extend into steering column tube flange hole.
Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder, using lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
the plastic covers (on the column) come off with just 4 screw in most cases, they are inside holes in the bottom part of the cover, once u get these off u will have to replace the ighnition lock cylinder, a pin inside that cylinder has broken, this is what is keeping it from turning.