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Got this ojmar 6 wafer cabnet lock tryin to remove cylinder from housing to make keys but can't rake it or pick it out how can I get this plug out?

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SOURCE: Key Cylinder removal

Lock cylinder & keys is about $90. Switch alone is around $45 with wiring harness. Don't know if switch comes with a new lock cylinder. Thought I had to replace mine, so read up on it in Haynes Repair manual before jumping in. Just did this today. Took my switch apart, cleaned it - nothing wrong, put it back together. Doing that, I didn't have to remove the lock cylinder, so I can't offer hands on with that.
My '89 pickup does not have shearhead bolts as described in the manual - guess some models do. Here's what the book says (with my add-ons):

- Disconnect neg. battery cable
- Remove steering column cover (bottom half - 5 phillips screws)
- Unplug ignition switch wiring harness (I didn't do this - must be back up under the dash somewhere)
- Remove the two ignition switch/steering lock mounting bolts (phillips) If shearhead bolts, cut a slot in the head with a chisel, then use a flat blade screwdriver to remove. You can get to these two screws by turning the steering wheel first one way, then the other. (Once you get in there, you'll see removing it is not a big issue)
- Remove switch assembly from steering column.
- Install is reverse of removal procedure

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SOURCE: 1993 nissan maxima drivers door lock cylinder

you have made a boo boo somewhere,are you a certified city and guilds technician,if not then you shouldnt be repairing customers cars

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SOURCE: Spark plug removal for 1996 Chevy S-10 Pick-up

It take's about 10 min to remove and replace that plug, You need a spark plug socket with a built in swivel and extension. All the plugs should be removed from going through the wheel well by just moving the slash guard out of the way. With the number #3 plug, (drivers side center) Your going to have to use the swivel socket to break loose the spark plug then remove by hand, there is not enough room for the socket and plug to be removed so it needs to be removed by hand and installed by hand too. Once the new plug is installed you can torque it by working the socket back on and then the extension. Good luck and hope this helps, all the other plug can be replaced through the wheel wel; without removing any other thing un less your a larger person and would like to remove the wheel for more room or just by jacking the S10 up but the front frame. Keep me posted and careful not to break a plug. 

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SOURCE: I need to remove the ignition switch from a Ford

no, you have to have the switch in the on position, you either have to drill the ignition out (1/2" drillbit) or chisel the tumblers out of the cylinder... using excessive force may break the column...which is definatly way more $ than a lock cylinder. to be safe i would just use the chisel method... if you drill too far you will ruin the column also

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SOURCE: How do you remove and replace the key lock cylinder in glove box

open box ull see 3 screws

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This is a fairly straight forward job and with the correct tools shouldn't be very difficult. Your biggest challenge will be that your key is broken off since the key is instrumental in pulling the old switch out. Please read my instructions below fully before attempting the job.

Tools Needed - Flat & Phillip Head Screw Driver, Small 90 Degree Hook, A Straight Pick & T30 Safety Torx
1. You need to get the plastic column cover off from around the steering wheel by removing the two phillips head screws on the bottom side.
2. The guard will come apart in two pieces by pulling with medium to hard pressure.
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I suggest purchasing your new key cylinder and examining it very well before stating the job. You will see the small safety lock button and can understand how everything works before you start.

1. There is a small spring inside where the key switch slides back into the ignition (It sits in a center hole) If that came out you will need to use the straight pick to slide it back into position.
2. Take your new cylinder with the key in the on position (Just like It was during removal) and get it into the position to slide back in.
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4. Take not also to insure the safety lock button on top of the new cylinder slides past the housing into place
5. You might have to turn the key cylinder slightly back and forth a few time while applying pressure inwards.

It sounds like a ton of work but it is really a straight forward job once you do it. I just wanted to explain every small detail you could run into. You will see most of the things I explained above on your own as your going through the motion.

I hope this helps you out and if it works please rate my answer as helpful. Good Luck!

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Instructions for NON Functional Cylinder (Cylinder will Not Turn or No Keys ):
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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now before you call the locksmith you can ' TRY ' to spray a small amount of silicone or teflon based lubrication into the lock and put the key in and out a few times and try to get it to release,, ( NOTE: do not spray to much into the lock -- you are not trying to flood it,, just spray a little bit into the very begining of the cylinder and let the lube run down and thru the lock ).


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