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I have a unique problem: the ignition switch in my son's 1989 Beretta now turns freely when you insert the key. We bought a new ignition, and were removing the steering wheel when he got a screw stuck in the pin lock on the left side of the steering wheel. We now cannot remove the cover to get to the ignition. I have heard that a bypass can be built; but I am unsure how to go about it. Is there a way to do this?

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You can bypass the old system and install a lock and ignition switch like the old cars w/o locking steering. It's not a good idea. I would think about asking a locksmith to help or replace the steering column.

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  3. Remove ignition switch as described under STARTING AND CHARGING SYSTEMS/COMPONENT REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR PROCEDURES/IGNITION SWITCH.
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