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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
get a phillipshead un do about 4 screws from underneath plastic cover which hides steering colume. remove cover you will see white plug on the left hand side of ignition barrel disconect.then right hand side there will be acable disconect.now get a small chissel and anti clockwise tap bolts which have no heads on them that are on top of steering colume when they are alittle bit lose use plyers its easier pull bolts out clamp will then come of and then you can pull whole ignition of. now there is 2 brass pins which hold barrel in ignition up near the key end remove and barrel will come out but it might be easier to take whole ignition to locksmith and get them to do it and get new key for around 30 bucks i did a mates about couple months ago seeya orangepeel.
Posted on May 26, 2009
take the pannelling off around steering wheel inset a screw driver in key slot brekaway barrel to release steering lock pin then at other end of barrel take out scre and pull on wiring harness to expose a plastic barrel that will allow you to start car with a screw driver ect and you would not have steering lock as pin has been removed
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
SOURCE: Ignition lock cylinder removal
Talking about pulling the air bag,removing the clock spring,
special tools for the lock plate,then it gets easy.
Disconnect the batt. for like 20 min to kill the air bag,remove the bag ,then the wheel,(with the puller you rented),the tool to remove the clip for the lock plate come next( also rented from Auto Zone or such like)
The tumbler is held in with a pin that unscrews ,then the cyl. just slides out.
Posted on Feb 18, 2012
it is possible but you will need to drill out the old lock cylinder. The lock cylinder needs to be in the run position in order for the retainer button to releases. If you don't have a key than you will either have to have one made by a lock smith or a dealer.
If you cannot get a key then you will have to drill out the lock cylinder until you are able to turn it to the run position.
Posted on Feb 28, 2012
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