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2000 p0ntiac gramd am lock cylinder removal

Someone broke into my daughter grand am stole factory stereo and now her key wont turn switch, need help removing dash mount lock cylinder. i bought a new one, but cant get the old one out

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You need to remove old switch.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

  • daniel calvo Feb 07, 2009

    its really easy just unscrew key cylinder.



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