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How to remove ignition cylinder without key

Lost only keys need to replace lock cylinder

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Hi MCC, You will need to remove the plastic cowling from around the steering column by removing the screws from its underside. Tilt the steering wheel down (if fitted with adjustment) and remove the cowling covers. Disconnect the electrical sockets and then with a cold chisel knock out the four blind bolts. Once the blind bolts are removed the switch and barrel will be easy to remove, unless the lock has activated, in which case a little force may be required to remove the release the locking tongue. However if you can get a good locksmith, who knows the job, a replacement key can be made without removing the barrel. Regards and happy new year, John

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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SOURCE: Ignition lock and switch

This is comparability issue ,honda keys are programmed and they cannot be used on honda other cars.
the driver side key cylinder has worn out. because we use it more. the cheapest so;ution was to add a keyless entry(~$100 if equipped with power door locks, other wise replace key cylinder from dealer ship Good luck...

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SOURCE: ignition key is stuck in the cylinder

Did u try turning the steering wheel slightly in either direction? The steering wheel can 'jam' causing the key to seem stuck in the ignition. Simply turning the steering wheel a bit relieves the pressure and the key will turn. Let me know if this works for u

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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no its not that most likely its faulty ignition circuit but there is no magic fix you'll need to have it troubleshot get an obdII scan from a local repair shop its a sure shot way to find problem if not and you want to save some money on the tow you can purchase a scanner at your local parts store for about the same price as the tow and scan at shop.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: My key won't turn the ignition. Can not start my 2003 Honda Pilo

Make sure it's fully in park. Try wiggling the steering wheel as you turn the key.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: KEY WONT TURN IGNITION

Your car uses a transonder key, a key with a small chip embedded inside. The transponder is matched to the immobilizer unit in your car. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the immobilizer searches for that transponder, if it's not near the ignition, the car will just keep turning over and not start. Your only real options are to replace the steering lock or buy a transponder bypass unit, which I do not recommend. Just do a google search.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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