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I am trying to intercede remotely via landline to someone removing an ignition key cylinder without the key. The vehicle is not stolen, key is lost.

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Do you know what the year make and model is on this trying to determine which cylinder is in the vehicle? Best option would be to have a key cut by the dealer but if that is not an option there are a few ways around it but not really advisable.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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  • Jonathan S
    Jonathan S Oct 07, 2010

    Is the lock cylinder in the steering column or dash?

  • echo52999 Oct 07, 2010

    99 Buick Riviera

  • echo52999 Oct 07, 2010

    also this man was a technician for Mercedes for 10 years and he is highly skilled.

  • Jonathan S
    Jonathan S Oct 07, 2010

    In the column I was hoping for the dash. The lock has to be in run position to be removed
    Disconnect the battery negative cable.
    Disable the SIR system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System
    Position the steering wheel half way between the upper and lower tilt stops (if necessary).
    Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement .
    Roll back the shift lever seal from the upper and the lower shrouds.
    Remove the tilt wheel lever (if necessary). Refer to Tilt Lever Replacement - On Vehicle .
    Remove the 2 TORX® screws from the lower steering column shroud.
    Remove the lower steering column shroud.
    Remove the 2 TORX® screws from the upper steering column shroud.
    Lift the upper steering column shroud to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole.





    Using a bent tip awl, insert the tip into the ignition lock cylinder access hole.



    Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the START position.
    Using the bent tip awl, push down on the ignition lock cylinder retaining pin.

    Release the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position.



    Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock module assembly by pulling the ignition lock cylinder away from the steering column.
    Installation Procedure




    Insert the ignition lock cylinder through the upper shroud.
    Install the ignition lock cylinder to the lock module assembly by doing the following:
    2.1. Align the positioning slot and locking tab slot on the lock module assembly to the positioning tab and locking tab on the ignition lock cylinder.

    2.2. Push the ignition lock cylinder into the lock module assembly until the locking tab locks against the locking tab.

    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

    Install the 2 TORX® screws to the upper shroud.
    Tighten
    Tighten the 2 TORX® screws to 6 N·m (53 lb in).

    Install the lower shroud.
    Install the shift lever seal to the upper and the lower shrouds.
    Install the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement .
    Enable the SIR system. Refer to Enabling the SIR System
    Connect the battery negative cable.

  • Jonathan S
    Jonathan S Oct 07, 2010

    The only real problem that he should have is getting the lock to turn. He will have to find a way to break it so the tumbler will turn or attempt to drill the lock to minimize damage.

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