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Igition barrel hi i have to change the ignition barrel on my hsv svu vt on the normal vt the case that goes around the hole lot the plastic one on every car has screws and on mine it has metel things in it how does that wrk wat do i do plz help i have no idea

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I am sorry but I am not sure what you mean by ignition barrel, please describe problem without word abbreviations and I will try to help you.

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    yadayada Jul 30, 2008

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