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I have a 1998 Dodge Stratus and the ignition is locked and the wheel is now. Before the wheel wasn't but I tried locking the wheel to see if the ignition would unlock but it didn't work. How can I remove the ignition lock and switch when it's in the lock position?

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I suggest you purchase a Haynes Repair Manual 1995-2005 edition. It will walk you through the ignition cylinder replacement process. You can purchase these at most auto parts stores for around 19.95

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