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Ignition switch repair on a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

I have a pin in the tumbler assembly that has dropped so that idnition key will not insert fully. Thus the switch does not turn, how can I fix this?
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You may have to change the ignition switch. Poss salvage yard or parts store. I hope this helps!

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