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How to remove ignition switch on 1997 cadillac catera

Steering column covers are removed but i can`t get the ignition switch off

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You wont?? without the key you will not be able to remove the barrell.their are two headless bolts that shear off when its fitted ,if you can behind them and tap them around to slacken them with a centre punch then your lucky ??other than that remove the steering column and cut it off ,i take it the lock has jammed up ?? and will not turn .

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