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How do you release the ignition tumblers from the casing /

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  • Justin Case
    Justin Case May 11, 2010

    Have you already opened up the steering column?

    Does your vehicle have an airbag?

    To keep this short, I'm sending a solution for removing the lock cylinder as if the rest of the components leading to it were already removed.

    If you need it, I can send the additional procedures allowing you to actually get to it. Just let me know.

    Mike



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Removal of the ignition lock cylinder from steering column mount.

If your vehicle does NOT have airbags, skip to the next section.

In case you haven't done it yet or missed a step, 'Disarm The Airbag' (Supplemental Individual Restraint or SIR).

When handling a live airbag, keep it aimed away from you, wear safety glasses.

  • Align the tires so they're straight ahead
  • Turn the key to the LOCK position and remove it
  • Remove the SIR fuse from the Instrument Panel Junction Box.
  • At the base of the steering column, you'll see a bright yellow plug with a device holding it in place. Remove the device, detach the plug.
  • Remove the negative battery terminal
  • Remove the four nuts holding the SIR inflator module from behind the steering wheel. Lift the inflator module out of the steering wheel.
  • Unplug it from its harness.
  • Store it someplace safe. Do not let it come in contact with any electrical source.

The Next Section:

This procedure assumes prior removal of steering wheel, lock plate, signal switch, etc. (a.k.a. the hard part). Since only the cylinder was mentioned, I skimmed the rest. For additional info on removal of these items, just ask.
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable
  • Remove the steering wheel
  • Remove the column shroud (two pieces of plastic covering the column)
  • Remove the combination switch
  • put the ignition key in, turn it to ACC.
  • On top of the cylinder case you'll see a square button. Press it and slide the cylinder out.


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Thanks

Mike

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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