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How do I take the ignition and replace it,keys lost and the ignition is locked.

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There is a chip in the key and a chip in the ignition lock. The ECU needs to recognise both. You can do this two ways. The dealership can program it using a computer, or you can disconnect the battery for a couple of hours and then reconnect it with the key in the ignition.

In your case, you can just take your registration document to a dealership and they will cut you a new key using the VIN Number. Then disconnect the battery for a couple of hours,

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SOURCE: Replace an ignition lock without the key on a 1976 Volare

you take off the stearing wheel and under it there is a spot that you slide a flat head into and push a little tab on the lock cylender to release. its kinda hard to find but good luck

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Can u open the doors using the ignigtion key or is it two seperate keys?

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SOURCE: '97 Sebring Convertible Replace Ignition lock cylinder w/o key

Go to the dealer with the VIN and they can cut a new key to fit the original cylinder.

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SOURCE: How to remove the ignition lock on a 1994 Surburban without a key

A key code is stamped on the lock cylinder to aid in replacing lost keys.

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SOURCE: Ignition lock cylinder replacement.

You need to remove the plastic cowling surrounding the steering column.
You then need a hammer and metal chisel and take off the shear bolt tops which hold the lock mechanism around the steering column. You can then replace this entire unit.
You may need to transfer over any key reading RF receiver or re-pair any new keys after refitting.

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