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How do i remove the lock cylnder without damaging the cylnder?

Steering Wheel Locked. Key wont turn.

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Start by taking the steering wheel off then have to take the snap ring which holds down the lock plate then the turn signal switch and then the philip screw at the front of the cylinder and remove the cylinder.

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