Ok i have taken out the everything except the key lock cylinder in my car. I know i ahve to get it into the ACC postion and push on the button on the bottom and pull it sttraight out... but the problem is that my ignition is stuck in the lock posiotion and it wont turn into the acc position.. any other ways of getting it out without drilling it?
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Re: key lock cylinder won't come out....
Cars have a lock position to protect the car from being stolen by theives. When we park the car with the wheels turned to the sides it gets locked in that position and the key can sometimes nbe hard to take out. Try moving the steering wheel in both directions as much as possible while pushing in the key and trying to jiggle it to turn. If you can get it out, the next time , park your car with the wheels facing forward. I hope this works.
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if ou do not have the key, look at the replacement lock there'll be a tab which recesses when the key is turned to acc or on position. It is that tab which prevents you from removing lock cylinder it has to be forced into a recessed position or drilled to where the cylinder can removed. If u do then locate tab turn key to acc or on and push tab to recessed position and remove cylinder.
Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. You probably have a bad ignition module and lock cylinder. None the less, it will need taken apart to get the key out and probably replaced after that. As far as the parts and labor, they are a few hundred dollars apiece.
Hello! Turn the key to ACC...Insert a 1/8" drill bit into the hole at the top of the cylinder housing...Depress the retaining pin and pull lock out...To install...Set the new lock to ACC...Depress retaining pin...Insert lock...Turn the key to off to release the pin...See photo...Guru...Saailer...
The ignition lock cylinder is worn out. after so much use, the brass key and tublers inside the lock wears due to filings that build up inside of the lock. When too much filings builds up, it makes the tumbler pins hang up inside. the upper portion needs to be disassembled to replace the lock cylinder. And of course, you will have a different key overall for your new ignition lock Good luck..
If it is in a door lock, the interior door panel can be removed and the lock cylinder can then be taken out and taken to a locksmith. You can count on at least one hour of labor for removal and installation plus the locksmith fee.
If it is in the ignition, it is trickier because in general you need to be able to turn the ignition key to the ACC position in order to remove the lock cylinder. If this cannot be done, then it may be necessary to destroy/drill out the lock cylinder in order to remove it. Then you will have to pay to purchase a new lock cylinder and have it re-keyed. This would cost you more than the door lock repair, for sure.
Disconnect the negative battery cable. If equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before working on the vehicle.
CAUTION Some models covered by this manual may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in Section 6.
Remove the lower steering column cover. Unfasten the ignition switch connector under the instrument panel.
Remove the screws which secure the upper and lower halves of the steering column cover.
Turn the lock cylinder to the ACC position with the ignition key.
Push the lock cylinder stop in with a small, round object (cotter pin, punch, etc.).
NOTE: On some vehicles, it may be necessary to remove the steering wheel and combination switch first.
Withdraw the lock cylinder from the lock housing while depressing the stop tab.
To remove the ignition switch, unfasten its securing screws and withdraw the switch from the lock housing.
Align the locking cam with the hole in the ignition switch and insert the switch into the lock housing.
Secure the switch with its screw(s).
Make sure both the lock cylinder and column lock are in the ACC position. Slide the cylinder into the lock housing until the stop tab engages the hole in the lock.
Install the steering column covers and connect the ignition switch wiring.
Normally we would replace the lock cylinder and housing at the dealer.....but if it were my car I'd uses a punch and hammer to slam that pin in and remove the cylinder. It's worth a try first before having to replace the entire housing.
You have to have the ignition lock exposed, take the covers off above and below the lock body that holds the cylinder.
Insert the key fully into the keyway, and turn it to ACC. On the ignition lock body, press on the "stop pin", that pokes out of the lack body, above where the cylinder is housed. Press on the "stop-pin", and extract the cylinder. If the key can not be turn ed to ACC, the cylinder will not come out.
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