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HOW TO REMOVE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER.

KEY IS IN LOCK AND TURNS TO ALL POSITIONS

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Look on bottom side of cylinder housing ther is a small round hole with a pin in it with lock cylinder in lock position press on pin and slowly turn cylinder to start position once pin moves inward around the on position pull on cylinder it should come out.

Posted on May 07, 2014

Testimonial: "THANKS FOR THE REPLY. I NEED THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE RETAINER. THE KEY THAT IS CURRENTLY IN THE IGNITION IS THE PROBLEM AND I DON'T WANT TO TURN IT TO LOCK. I DON'T HAVE A REPLACEMENT CYLINDER AND IF I CAN GET THE OLD ONE OUT I CAN FIX IT."

  • Bill Boyd May 07, 2014

    This is generally how it is done . IF turning it to the on position dosen't work try turning it back past the accessories position to pull the barrel out . Failing all that have a locksmith look at it as they know most of the ignition locks and how to remove them

  • Dan Jacobs
    Dan Jacobs May 07, 2014

    With new cylinder in hand this can help locate pin and rotating the new cylinder while pressing pin with finger you can find the release position.

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