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Excessories will sometime not turn off. I can hit the cylinder lock the they will turn off. How do I change the cyclinder lock. Will I need to remove the stering wheel

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Yes, remove the steering wheel then remove the clockspring module, make sure that this module doesnt turn when its removed, mark it and put a zip tie on it to keep it from turning,next remove lock plate will need a plate tool to remove, then remove signal switch, now turn key to on postion and push pin in and slide ignition out, here are some diagrams to help.excessories will sometime not turn off.  I can hit - eaba182.jpg

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