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1989 Chevy truck. The key is stuck in the run position. I can turn it to start and it returns to run. I cannot turn it to off. Do I remove the steering wheel to access the tumbler? What am I looking for to remedy this? It happened once before and I was able to get it working after fiddling with it. Not so this time.

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Yes remove the wheel, lock cylinder is wore out. with wheel off, key in on position look for a small slot looking you in the eye, put a nail file in it to release the spring tab and pull cylinder out. buy new one at auto parts store first to look at if you can youll see how to alot better they are fairly simple. good luck!

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Yes you will have to remove the steering wheel to access the hole to hit the release pin on the lock cylinder. To remove the steering wheel remove the front cover for the horn and remove the center nut should be able to remove steering wheel by bumping it from the back side. Find the hole on the right side of column near lock cylinder stick a nail or small screwdriver in hole and push in pull out on lock cylinder to remove replace in reverse.

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First thing I'd do is disconnect the switch on the lower top of column and determine if the switch or the lock tumbler is faulty. No sense changing the tumbler if the switch is jammed. Yes ...tumbler comes out by taking apart the stuff under the wheel. Can't remember if there is a pin to push or something to release it, but that shouldn't be too hard to find out.

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