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2004 nissan maxima ignition locked..obstuction key will not go into ignition

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Replace the key switch

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Oct 12, 2010

    The key tumbler has fell apart inside

  • marvelallen Oct 12, 2010


  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Oct 12, 2010

    NAPA auto parts has it for 146.00 plus shipping for manual trans,and 244.00 for automatic trans plus shipping

  • Kirk Augustin
    Kirk Augustin Oct 13, 2010

    There is probably no reason to replace the key cylinder or steering lock mechanism.
    The only reason to replace anything would be if someone pried on the key slot and broke the cylinder. Otherwise there is probably just a loose tumbler spring or something trivial that is easy to fix or remove, once the mechanism is removed for better access.
    Do you need instructions as to how you remove the ignition lock?



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