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I pulled the plastic cover off were the wires go into the back of the key and a small ball berring and a spring fell out . I cant figure out were they go.

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This will be the de-dent spring and ball that holds the ignition in the correct position for off-accessories-run . For them to fall out there must be a bit broken off the back of the switch or the switch is loose.

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There is probably a little hole, around 1/8" diameter, on the top of where the lock cylinder goes, it could also be on the bottom. Get something long and skinny and poke it in that hole, there is a release button in there. At least that's how it is on the majority of the vehicles I've changed cylinders on.

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