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How do i get the key tumbler out of the steering of a 1999 chevy F1500 truck

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Easy peasy! Remove the upper and lower trim covers. On the housing there will be two holes....use a pick or some slender object to press in the hole closest to the key entrance, then pull the tumbler will catch again, just press in the same hole again and pull.

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