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I am trying to remove the old ignition lock cylinder from the steering colmun, with no success. Do I need to remove the steering wheel first if so how and also when I had ask BMW dealership they had said there should be a hole in the cyclinder to release it but also no such luck on mine. PLEASE HELP! I have already purchased a new replacement ingition loc cylinder for my car.

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You must turn the key on release it. if you dont have the you must drill it out

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