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I CANT GET LOCK CYLINDER OUT - 1998 Mercury Mystique

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  • jamie May 11, 2010

    door ? trunk? ignition? 3 different locks 3 different answers door pull tab arround lock inside door frame at rear trunk drill out 2 rivits under lock in trunk lid pull down and remove lock ignition turn ignition to on possition press small screw driver or paper clip into round hole with shiny silver pin inside pull out lock next time please try and be specific



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There is a little hole under the lock cyl. just simply push a pin up through it you may have to lay down under the collumb to see it

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  2. On all models, disconnect battery ground cable.
  4. Remove key light case from lock body, if equipped.
  5. On 1989 Accord models, place ignition lock cylinder in the ACC position.
  6. On except 1989 Accord, place ignition lock in the I position.
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  2. Disconnect the 7-P connector from the under-dash fuse box.
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  4. Remove the 2 screws and replace the base of the switch.

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