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How do I get the cyclinder out of the ignition switch on a 2002 saturn vue?It will not turn so I can't push in the pin

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  • rgsmith08 Jul 16, 2009

    I already have the housing off of the steering column and all the electrical wiring disconnected.Is there a way to remove the cyclinder form the housing with out breaking the housing.The key will not turn.

  • rgsmith08 Jul 16, 2009

    I already have the whole switch assembly out of the car. The key will not turn therefore I am unable to use a punch or small Phillips screw driver to push in the pin. Is there any other way of getting the cylinder out with breaking the housing?

  • rgsmith08 Jul 16, 2009

    I have the housing out of the car but still can not turn the key. So there is no way I can use a punch to push in the tab. So is there any other way to get it out with out breaking the housing?

  • rgsmith08 Jul 16, 2009

    I don't know whats going on but I have ask 2 more Questions and still have not received a answer.

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Remove the black plastic ring around key hole pry it up with a flat edge. Then remove the screws from the steering column cover use a 5.5 nut driver to remove the screws. Next insert a small flat edge screw driver ad separate the 2 halves of the steering column. take the right side cover off then, to get cylinder out insert key turn to accessory position, using a small screw driver or punch depending on access press the small tab in and pull up on the lock cylinder to remove

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I assume you did try turning the steering wheel and then turning the key and that you can take the key in and out of the ignition? On many vehicles, if the steering wheel gets in the locked position, the key won't turn unless you move the steering wheel the few degrees that it's physically able to turn. As long as the previous isn''t your problem, then you need to break the housing to replace the cylinder as you need the key to turn otherwise. This of course will cost more, but there is no other easy and cheaper way.


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