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Did you want to do it the cheapest way? or the cleanest way? Is this a repo, or you lost keys? lol. It's not hard, but need to know 1, if it has an alarm , and 2 automatic or standard? If you lost your keys you can bring your registration and ID to the dealer and they can cut you a new one on the spot. Food for thought. let me know
Instead of demolishing the expensive ignition lock, call a couple of locksmiths and ask for the cost of curing your problem. They have special tools for this and can generally provide you with a new key.
It will likely be less than replacing the lock assembly.
This is close to imposible, you would need a scan tool to reprogram a need chip code into the computer, now if theres no chip the power locks or the door lock should deactivte the alarm system, if you dont have a door key then you would need to remove the door panel and manualy turn linkake on the lock as if it were the key, but i think the 2000 had a key chip.
take your title or insurance card to your closest dealer, although i'm sure that it needs to be programmed to your car, so you would have to have the car towed to the dealer....sorry, i think i would start looking VERY hard for those keys lol good luck
If you need to purchase new remotes, it would be around $120-140 depending upon the labor rate at the dealership. If you already have the remotes and just need them programmed, it can be done for under $75 as it will only take about half an hour at the dealership.
The best thing you can do is to probably make him work a few odd jobs to start paying you back for the $75 it's probably going to cost to have a locksmith come out to re-key the ignition cylinder. Without the original key, you can't even remove the old ignition cylinder to replace it with an aftermarket one, so a locksmith is probably the best way to go. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that's about all you can do at this point, shy of replacing the entire steering column, or trying to break the existing cylinder so that you can replace it with a new one. Hope this has proven useful. Try to have yourself a nice evening!
Oh yeah...don't be too hard on him. I lost the keys to my '85 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3 times before I finally learned my lesson. Kids will be kids...but I'd still make him pay for it...lol.