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Need help on replacing the ignition switch on a 1993 forerunner

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Remove the lower dash panel to see the ignition switch assembly. On the "back-side" of the aluminum thingy that wraps arounfd the steering column, you will see 2 bolts, but no way to remove them. Using a Dremel and a cut-off wheel, cut a line that would resemble a cut that you can place a flat blade screwdriver into. Cut it deep enough to get a good bite with the screwdriver. Loosen the bolts just like you were removing a regular screw. The bolts are not that thight. When the lock was installed, the 2 bolt heads snap off at the proper torque; this is an anti-theft feature.

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