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Ignition tumbler key

Any knows how to remove the ignition tumbler key?

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    ignition switch cylinder tumbler removal

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    i lost my keys to a 2002 mitsubishi galant and the locksmith removed the first two tumblers and re-keyed the ignition. i lost my keys again and now i need to know how to get my car started

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Place key into ignition, use a paper clip and press the tiny hole on the switch. Turn the key back towards ACC position and pull the cylinder right out. Reverse procedure to install.

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