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My cyclinder lock is stuck and won't turn with the key in it. What I've read is that I need to remove it and replace it. Everything states turning the switch to the "on" posistion and then pushing on the retaining pin and it will pop out. Great for those that can turn their switch, mine is stuck. How do I remove it when it won't turn and once I remove it and replace it with a new lock cylinder, will it work with my key or is there something I need to do?

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  • rgigowski Oct 09, 2010

    Sort of figured that... just means I have to replace the cylinders on the doors too which is easy to do.

    But, I have no idea on how to remove the ignition cylinder lock.



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The new lock cylinder comes with its own key.

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