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How do you remove a key lock cylinder on a 2003 Cadillac DTS

The key will not turn so I cannot rotate the cylinder to remove it

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Hi,

Just follow the procedures below:

1. Remove the steering colum bottom cover.
2. Remove the top cover retaining screw so that you are able to lift to top trim cover.
3. Make sure that you have disconnected the battery. You will then need to turn the ignition key to the start position
4. You should be able to see the lock cylinder access hole, you need to put a bent awl of some type. so that you can push down on the retaining clip holding the ignition lock assembly.
5. Then release the ignition lock to the RUN position.
7.Remove the ignition assembly.
8. Reassemble in the reverse order as above.

Hope this helps, let me know if you need further help.

Thanks

Jason

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

  • rpuccinel758 Jul 05, 2010

    I am unable to turn the key so I cannot get access to the release hole

  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Jul 06, 2010

    Ok, Then you will have to remove the whole ignition lock assembly.



    But when doing this you have to disable the SRS airbag which is in the steering wheel.

    Are you happy to do this?



    If not then you need to take it to a workshop for them to carry this out.....let me know and I can give you instructions etc.

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