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The piece behind the ignition is called what?

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Its the ignition switch,hope this helps

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I have a 1990 Chevy Lumina I knocked the ignition all I took the steering wheel off now I can't get the metal cover off behind the steering wheel how you get it off

Is that metal cover spring loaded, push down on it, see if it moves? If it does, there is probably a ring clip that holds the metal piece, have to push down hard on the metal piece to get room to remove ring clip. I believe they make a tool to push down on that metal piece. In my younger years I used to be able to push that metal piece down by hand. I'm just an old timer, now.

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Remove broken key from egnition


Use needle-nose pliers to pull the broken key out, if there is enough of it sticking out of the ignition to grab. Put a little melted wax, Museum Putty or Super Glue on the pliers before you grab the key.

Make sure that the ignition is in the "neutral" position so that the tumblers are not gripping the key. If it is in the locked position, insert a thin hacksaw blade--with the teeth facing up--next to the broken key, and turn the ignition to the "neutral" position.

Pull gently up on the hacksaw blade. If you are lucky, the teeth will grab the key and slide it out. Try this with the hacksaw blade behind the key, and again on top of the key. Most keys have a groove on them that the hacksaw blade can grab, so wiggle and twist the hacksaw blade around and see if you can feel it catch the key.

Try using the hacksaw blade and the pliers together--pushing with the blade and pulling with the pliers.

Cut or break a six- to eight-inch piece off of a wire coat hanger and use your pliers to fashion a small hook at the end. Slide this into the ignition behind the key and try to grab it. If that doesn't work, insert the wire in front of the key and try again.

Spray a little cooking spray or WD-40 into the ignition and try again with the hacksaw blade. Remember to try both in front of and behind the key, and to wiggle the blade. Do not spray the lubricant before trying the pliers or wire, because now your key is not only stuck, it is slippery.

Call a locksmith if the above steps do not work. Do it before you get too frustrated, because it is much cheaper to replace a key than it is to replace a key and a shattered ignition.

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I have a 77 cj5.It is in the shop having the key ignition replaced. The mechanic said there is a plastic piece behind the cylinder that is like a gear he said it was broke and dosent know how long it will...

you will be very lucky if you can find it! because the dealer won't have any more, the after market people won't make special stuff like that, and the salvage yard won't have any thing as old lying around. unless you find a specialty place that only deals with jeeps.
I would recommend to replace it with a different kind of switch all together, like a push button, a marine type or universal ignition switch that comes with keys

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Ignition switch

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Saturn ignition switch

Time to take apart the steering column.

Mine is a little older than yours. But if they are at all similar this will be easier than you think.

You'll need to remove the two piece steering column shroud (just behind the steering wheel). Screws located underneath. You may have to jockey with the column tilt and be a bit of a contortionist, but don't get frustrated. Just getting the bottom off should be enough.

On the left side, directly opposite the ignition, you’ll see a piece of round plastic held on with two bolts. This is really the ignition switch.
Take out the bolts ( 7 or 8mm).
Take out the two plugs (blue and white) from behind it.
Take off the switch.

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