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Key stuck in ignition. Probably a tumbler problem. Can I get them out?It's a 98 Saturn.

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OK first pull the airbag fuse if you have one 2 you will be looking for a release screw or pin once removed/pushed in, your tumbler will pullout"key in on position".
it may just be under the lock and just look like a small hole in the column cover or you may have to pull the cover off and then give it a look.
once you pull the old one you can just slip in the new one:)
hope this helps

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