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Trying to remove key lock so plastic cover can be removed

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When you look at the lock cylinder from the under side of it you will see a amall hole in it. You insert a pin or small flat head screw drive into that hole with the key in the run position and it will come out.

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Plastic shroud around steering column comes off without removing ignition switch.

3 or 4 screws from bottom up

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