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When i depress the steering release button and turn the wheel, I can't get the ignition switch to turn. It is just completelty locked ???

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How to remove the ignition lock cylinder from a 93 geo storm


is the lock assembly in the car or out?
there are 2 jobs here, removing the assembly
and after that, attacking the lock it self.???????

any lock smith can rebuild the lock, proper
it has pins that are pressed out.
it can even be rekeyed.

the remove assembly is covered in the FSM, no books?
alldata.com covers that.
it really is an Isuzu. impulse.

my guess is its job 1, assembly out.
so toss coin lands on job1
(on most cars, steering wheel must be removed)
once that is done, its obvious from there, right? that clamp there with the antitamper screws? then must be removed. and replaced new..

a rare car , and even more one that runs....

here is the online FSM answer

  1. Remove the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the combination switch assembly.
  4. Turn the key to the OFFposition, depress the retaining pin and remove the ignition lock cylinder from the switch.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch.
  6. Remove the snapring and spacer collar from the steering shaft.
  7. Disconnect the back drive cable from the ignition switch.
  8. Remove the ignition switch bolts and the ignition switch from the steering column.


now back in?
  1. Install the ignition switch to the steering column and tighten the bolts.
  2. Connect the back drive cable to the ignition switch.
  3. Install the spacer collar and the snapring to the steering shaft.
  4. Connect the electrical connector to the ignition switch.
  5. Install the lock cylinder into the switch.
  6. Install the turn signal switch screws and the turn signal switch.
  7. Install the four screws and the coil assembly to the turn signal switch.
  8. Connect the coil assembly wiring harness to the turn signal switch.
  9. Install the two piece steering column cover and the two piece steering column cover screws.
  10. Raise the steering column and install the upper steering column mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  11. Install the left lower dash trim panel and tighten the lower dash trim panel screws.
  12. Install the lap air deflector and tighten the lap air deflector screws.
  13. Install the knee pad assembly and tighten the five screws, the bolt and the nut attaching the assembly.
  14. Install the engine hood opener cable.
  15. Install the engine hood opener and tighten the two screws.
  16. Connect the electrical connector to the cigar lighter bezel and install the bezel.
  17. Connect the electrical connector to the left switch bezel and install the bezel.
  18. Install the steering wheel.
  19. Connect the negative battery terminal to the battery.

that?

Oct 08, 2014 | 1993 Geo Storm

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Where the ignition switch lock release of Toyota Avalon 1998 located


It is inside of the steering column at the base of the lock cylinder where you insert your key. They are meant to be an anti theft device and not easy to get around.

Sep 26, 2014 | 1998 Toyota Avalon

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Ignition switch will not engage/turn to start car


Hi Beth usually when shifter is stuck there is a locking mechanism and keeps shifter from engaging unless brake is depressed to release the lock. If you hear a clicking sound when pedal is depressed then switch is probably ok and its probably the steering wheel lock. First try with your spare key to start the vehicle(old key may be worn ). If that doesn't do it then try with WD 40 a very little in ignition key hole or on the key work it slowly and see what happens. If none of these suggestions work its probably the steering wheel lock and that requires surgery. Keep me post best of luck

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How do i tear apart my steering column in my 84 dodge pickup so i can change my ignition switch?


  1. NON TILT WHEEL
  2. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the turn signal switch.
  4. Unfasten the two screws that release the buzzer switch (if equipped), then remove the switch.



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the ignition buzzer

  1. Remove the retaining screw and lift the ignition lock cylinder lamp out of the way.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Ignition key lamp

  1. Remove the bearing housing.
  2. Detach the coil spring.
  3. Remove the lock plate from the shaft.



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Fig. Fig. 4: Lock lever plate removal

  1. Unfasten the 2 retaining screws and lift the lock lever guide plate to expose the lock cylinder release hole.
  2. Insert the key and place the lock cylinder in the LOCK position. Remove the key.
  3. Insert a thin punch into the lock cylinder release hole and push inward to release the spring-loaded lock retainer. At the same time, pull the lock cylinder out of the column.



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Fig. Fig. 5: Depress the lock plate which will expose the lock cylinder release hole

  1. Remove the 3 retaining screws and lift out the ignition switch.

To install:
  1. Position the ignition switch in the center detent position (OFF).
  2. Place the shift lever in PARK.
  3. Feed the wires down through the space between the housing and jacket. Position the switch in the housing and install the 3 retaining screws.



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Fig. Fig. 6: Lock levers and spring assembly installed

  1. Place the lock cylinder in the LOCK position, and press it into place in the column. It will snap into position.
  2. The remainder of assembly is the reverse of disassembly.

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Key is stuck in ignition. Depressing the "unlock"


Somtimes you need to turn the steering wheel a little to allow the lock to engage.

Try depress the unlock button while moving the steering back and forth a little. Try a lot..
If not work, drape a scarf or towel over steering column to hide key in ignition, and use spare key to open door lock. You do have spare key?
Check your insurance, you may have lock smith lock out coverage.
Good luck.

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My key is stuck in the ignition. Won't lock.


do not try to put the key in lock. if it will still start, then you will be able to replace the lock cylinder. if you rotate it to lock then you might not get it to turn again. as for the gear selector, there is a release on the shifter. some have a slot to stick a key and push down as you change gears. others you may have to take apart the console, and you will see the release lever.

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NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CHANGE OUT IGNITION SWITCH ON 1997 PONTIAC FIREBIRD. PURCHASED SWITCH FROM PONTIAC DEALERSHIP WITH NEW KEY. HOW EASY IS IT?


Caution:On models with a Delco Loc 2 or Theftlock audio system be sure the lockout feature is turned off before proceeding

  • Disable the airbag system
  • Remove the tilt lever if equipped
  • Remove the upper and lower steering column covers
Ignition Switch

  • Remove the ignition switch retaining screws
  • Detach the ignition switch from the steering column housing assembly and unplug the electrical connectors
Key Lock Cylinder

  • Turn the key to the run postion
  • Depress the lock button and remove the key lock cylinder

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Ignition cylinder won't turn


I had the same problem in a 94' trooper. Basically the Ignition lock cylinder is wore out and you need a new one. Mine wouldn't turn past lock and no matter what I tried it wouldn't turn. You can go on auto zone and find the part, mine was about 61 bucks, it comes with keys and the ignition cylinder. The deal is that to get your new ignition cylinder in you have to get your original turned to off or acc I can't remember. You'll see with your new ignition cylinder that when you turn the key there is a button that can be depressed but only when the key is turned past lock and it also won't depress in start. First, disconnect battery and wait like 30 minutes. So, what you do is take a screwdriver handle and place it up against key and take some pliers or something and beat on it a couple of times, this gets the key in deep enough to where you can eventually turn it. I swear it will eventually turn, once there, take off the top and bottom plastic covers off steering wheel/unscrew electrical wires on back of ignition cylider and other side and you know the button I referred to basically you have to depress that with key in acc or off and it will slide out. If your having trouble finding the button look at new ignition cylinder in comparison to old one and you can see where the depressed button is on side closest to you, you'll see a little hole up on the side of housing that you can depress.

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Ignition switch 84 Ford F150 no key


Hi,
When you say you were able to remove it - does this mean the broken part of the key? if it was, then just take both pieces to a locksmith that cuts auto keys, and have a replacement cut. If it uses a transponder, make sure this is copied also.

With a working key, remove any plastic surround around the lock mechanism (put the steering wheel back on), and look at the lock mechanism around the actual lock. Turn the key to position 1. This should allow a small pin on the side of the lock body to be pressed in - releasing the lock cylinder, which will come out on the key when you pull it.

These are some makes where you have to drill to depress the catch, but this is a hands-on job for an auto locksmith.

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