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I have a 1997 nissian altima and am trying to replace the ingition switch/lock mech and it appears the bolts have no heads to remove. the new ones have heads. How do i get the old out ?

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Hi,

Remove steering wheel covers to access mounting screws for ignition lock cylinder. Most of them utilize "shear off screws" that hold the cylinder in place. You will need to use a drill or some other tool to remove the screws then disconnect the interlock cable. Reverse the procedure to install and break off the new shear off screws when installing the lock cylinder.

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