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My key wont turn im assuming i need a new ignition.i took the steering wheel off and everything around the column off.the only thing left is the ignition looks like its pressed together around the steer pole.does everything come off or does the piece the key goes into actually slide out?

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There should be a little hole there where you can slide a very small screwdriver into and then the key should fit in to the barrel and release the barrel, if this does not work consult your local dealer, they should be able to point you in the right direction

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