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Can not turn the key far enough too remove the key,so i'm asking how do you replace the switch key lock cylinder?

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You will need to remove the wheel and the lock plate
A lock plate compressor is needed for this
Auto Zone has these tools
Disconnect the ground from the battery first also
Remove directional switch some whataway frome the columns area
Remove the set screww holding the key cylinder in place
Pull out thelock and reinstall the new one
Reverse this procedure to put back together

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If the vehicle is equipped with a floor mounted console gear shifter, it has a ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column as an added safety feature. The ignition lock cylinder control actuators purpose is to prevent the steering wheel from being locked when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of a ignition lock cylinder control acutator, and a park position switch that is located in the A/T shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control acutator contains a pin that is spring loaded out to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when vehicle transmission is not in the Park position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the Park position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column.

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Removal & Installation

Without Air Bag
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
  1. Remove the turn signal switch.
  2. Insert the key in the lock cylinder and turn it to the ON position.



0900c152800a9f7f.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, remove the key warning buzzer switch and contacts from the steering column
  1. Remove the key warning buzzer switch and contacts AS AN ASSEMBLY using needle-nosed pliers, or a paper clip with a 90° bend.



0900c152800a9f80.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: Lock cylinder retaining screw
Some steering columns may have a retaining screw holding the lock cylinder in the column. When servicing this type, simply remove the retaining screw and remove the lock cylinder.


0900c152800a9f81.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 3: Using a small thin bladed tool, press in the ignition lock clinder retaining tab ...


0900c152800a9f82.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 4: ... then pull out the lock cylinder from the steering column
  1. With the ignition switch still in the ON position, insert a thin screwdriver into the slot adjacent to the switch attaching screw boss (right-hand slot). Depress the spring latch located at the bottom of the slot to release the lock cylinder.
  2. Remove the lock cylinder.

To install:
  1. To install the lock cylinder, turn the key to the LOCK position. Insert the lock cylinder in to the housing far enough to contact the drive tang. Force it inward and move the ignition switch actuator rod up and down to align the components. When the components align, the cylinder will move inward and the spring-loaded retainer will snap into place locking the lock cylinder in the housing.

If the lock cylinder is retained by a screw, tighten the screw to 40 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  1. Install the key warning buzzer switch.
  2. Follow the ignition switch installation procedures to adjust the ignition switch.
  3. Install the turn signal switch.

With Air Bag
Please refer to the ignition switch removal and installation procedure.

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Removal & Installation
Without Air Bag
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
  1. Remove the turn signal switch.
  2. Insert the key in the lock cylinder and turn it to the ON position.
0900c152800a9f7f.jpgFig. 1: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, remove the key warning buzzer switch and contacts from the steering column
  1. Remove the key warning buzzer switch and contacts AS AN ASSEMBLY using needle-nosed pliers, or a paper clip with a 90° bend.
0900c152800a9f80.jpgFig. 2: Lock cylinder retaining screwSome steering columns may have a retaining screw holding the lock cylinder in the column. When servicing this type, simply remove the retaining screw and remove the lock cylinder.
0900c152800a9f81.jpgFig. 3: Using a small thin bladed tool, press in the ignition lock clinder retaining tab ... 0900c152800a9f82.jpgFig. 4: ... then pull out the lock cylinder from the steering column
  1. With the ignition switch still in the ON position, insert a thin screwdriver into the slot adjacent to the switch attaching screw boss (right-hand slot). Depress the spring latch located at the bottom of the slot to release the lock cylinder.
  2. Remove the lock cylinder.
To install:
  1. To install the lock cylinder, turn the key to the LOCK position. Insert the lock cylinder in to the housing far enough to contact the drive tang. Force it inward and move the ignition switch actuator rod up and down to align the components. When the components align, the cylinder will move inward and the spring-loaded retainer will snap into place locking the lock cylinder in the housing.
If the lock cylinder is retained by a screw, tighten the screw to 40 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  1. Install the key warning buzzer switch.
  2. Follow the ignition switch installation procedures to adjust the ignition switch.
  3. Install the turn signal switch.
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