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Drill out ignition lock cylinder

I have a 97 pontiac gran prix just got it, last nite couldn't get the key to come out was told about the little hole at bottom of housing got a wire and inserted it and walla key came out, this morning went to start the car and now the key wont turn in the ignition cylinder key still works doors and glove box etc, but wont turn the cylinder, can n e one help plse

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Its the ignition switch.

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ok you will need a puller to remove the stering wheel once you have it off you will
see a phillups screw holding the ignition in. once the screw is out you will have to
play with it but it will come out.


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have you tried turning the wheel while turning the key?
sometimes it gets locked out

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Security Alarm Module is located in rigt side box of glove box (attached image) from Repair Manual (Wiring Section).

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Look in the hole and see if there is a slot ir a bar . Put in a screwdriver and turn if a slot or get a pair of long nose pliers and turn the bar.

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  1. Remove the steering wheel, then remove the steering column covers.
  2. Remove the turn signal and wiper switches.
  3. Disconnect the ignition switch wiring.
  4. On some models, the hole in the lock body for removing the ignition lock cylinder was not drilled by Volkswagen. To make the hole, use the following measurements in conjunction with the illustrations. Drill the hole where "a" and "b" intersect on the lock body. The hole should be drilled 0.19 in. (3mm) deep.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Lock cylinder drill point on 1974-77 Dasher


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Fig. Fig. 2: Lock cylinder drill point on other models

  1. Remove the lock cylinder by pushing a small drill bit or piece of wire into the hole and pulling the cylinder out. It might be easier to insert the ignition key, turn it to the right a little and pull on it.

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  1. Insert the lock cylinder into the housing with the key in the cylinder.
  2. While gently turning the key side-to-side, press the cylinder in to the stop. It should click into place.
  3. Temporarily fit the steering wheel onto the splines, then make sure the column locks and unlocks smoothly.
  4. Install the switches, column covers, wiring and the steering wheel.
  5. Connect the battery cable.

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