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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2002, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help! Can\'t get my Ignition lock out!

Here's the problem: This weekend I went to switch out my ignition lock and steering wheel this weekend. The ignition lock needed to be replaced (the key was stuck in it and I couldn't turn the truck all the way off [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]) and I figured that while I had the wheel off, I might as well put in a new steering wheel. Well, long story short, I got frustrated, broke damn near everything off of the lock trying to get it out. Decided to try and drive something into the cylinder to make yanking it out easier... well all that did was push the whole assembly deeper into the column! Does anyone know how to get it out now? Right now I'm stuck using a screw driver for a key and understandably I'm not too thrilled with that idea. By the way, this is on my 78 K5 with manual tranny. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Help! Can\'t get my Ignition lock out!

do you have a new lock cylinder yet? If you do, you can see on the side of the cylinder there is a clip (it should be metal, about 1/2 inch long, and stick out about 1/16-1/8 of an inch) you have to push it in with a screwdriver (or whatever).Also, there is a tab on the bottom of the cylinder that has to be pushed up (small plastic or metal peice) This piece will only go up with the key in the start position, so its kinda tricky. I replaced mine this past weekend.

turn key to start pos.

push tab on side --Inward

push tab on bottom--- upward

pull out lock cylinder.
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Re: Help! Can\'t get my Ignition lock out!

Yep, tried all that (not quite in the right order [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]) and all I succeeded in doing is sinking it about 1/2 inch into the column...
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Re: Help! Can\'t get my Ignition lock out!

if it sank into the column, then the clip i was talking about is probably hanging on something else..just guessing. Have you tried pulling on it with the key in start pos. and a thin screw driver wedge under the bottom?

mine is a 78 too...so they should be the same.
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Re: Help! Can\'t get my Ignition lock out!

Well, I'll give that one a try this weekend... wish me luck.
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