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Need to replace ignition switch / cylinder on a 1971 buick grand sport. cant find release button. tool needed?

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  • richardsc911 Sep 30, 2010

    thank you. what do they mean by this tool will work on older gm cars, previously serviced by the 2414.

    the key is basically in the cylinder. do you think i only need the cylinder? just locked up one day.

  • richardsc911 Sep 30, 2010

    i would guess that i only need the cylinder, and they come with a key, just trying to narrow my purchase options for what i will need to replace.

  • richardsc911 Sep 30, 2010

    thanks again. you are right, i can't turn the key to the on or alt. positions. so u think i will have to drill? no i don't have a puller, i guess i will need to get one? then drill? so the previous tool may not work? any additional info. would be appreciated.

  • richardsc911 Sep 30, 2010

    is there a universal steering wheel puller, or special type i need? drill both thru where the key is inserted - if i can remove it, and as the picture shows thru the casting to get to the release key?

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Below is the tool u need to depress the lock ring to remove the barrel ring that hold it, below that is where u can buy it or check with any NAPA or Carquest auto parts, they stock them.

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http://www.mytoolstore.com/kd/kdsusp04.html

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    yadayada Sep 30, 2010

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    yadayada Sep 30, 2010

    this toll has adapters for early and late GM steering lock plates, so yes it will work

  • yadayada
    yadayada Sep 30, 2010

    tool, not toll

  • yadayada
    yadayada Sep 30, 2010

    Yes u just need the cylinder most likely, but if u can't turn the lock to on position u can't remove the cylinder and will need to drill it out, a really tough job.



    see picture of early cylinder.


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    yadayada Sep 30, 2010

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  • yadayada
    yadayada Sep 30, 2010

    yes the key and cylinder should be all you need, I assume you have a steering wheel puller already?

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    yadayada Sep 30, 2010

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  • yadayada
    yadayada Sep 30, 2010

    Yes u must have the steering wheel puller, they run about $10.00, if the key won't turn u must drill; out the guts of the lock, u will need a half inch drill bit to do that and a really good drill motor.

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    yadayada Oct 01, 2010

    any universal steering wheel puller will work, please rate my help for Fixya.

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