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Username Post: Change ignition switch        (Topic#347364)
rls8836 
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09-26-17 07:15 PM - Post#2708975    

How do you do this? I go a new key and ignition from a tri-five dealer and don't know how to release the ignition and slide it out and replace. Thanks



 


raycow 
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09-26-17 07:34 PM - Post#2708978    
    In response to rls8836

If you do not have a correct key for the switch which is in the car now, you will not be able to remove the switch without damage.

DO NOT try to force the threaded retaining ring over the faceplate of the lock cylinder. Instead, pry the faceplate off of the cylinder and try to do as little damage to the retaining ring as possible.

The retaining ring is hard to find and expensive. Some of them are one-year-only. The cylinders are comparatively cheap and easy to find.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
rls8836 
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09-26-17 07:55 PM - Post#2708980    
    In response to raycow

Raycow I want to replace the cylinder with the original type. Mine has a key now. Want it like original



 
raycow 
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09-26-17 10:37 PM - Post#2708989    
    In response to rls8836

Using the key, turn the cylinder as far CCW as it will go. Straighten out a paper clip and stick the end of the wire in the small hole you see in the face of the cylinder. You should feel a spring-loaded pin inside. Depress the pin and turn the key a little bit farther CCW. The cylinder should now come out of the switch housing.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
rls8836 
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09-27-17 05:42 AM - Post#2709003    
    In response to raycow

Thanks again raycow



 
clyde hammer 
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03-28-20 06:24 PM - Post#2789680    
    In response to rls8836

Insert key in switch. Turn fully to the left so it's in the "lock" position. Insert small wire or paper clip end into hole in finger guard, push in to relieve spring tension, remove the lock cylinder while still turning left. Replace with new lock cylinder by pushing into cavity until it stops. You're done.





















 


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