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Key tumbler my key will no longer turn on my car. do i need to replace the lock/tumbler? Is this done inside the steering column? Have bought a new lock

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Yes remove steering wheel look in ignition area inside column pull only wire strait out there will be a torx screw remove that and ignition will slide out

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