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Old 03-05-2007, 15:48   #1 (permalink)
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Cannot remove key from ignition switch

Hello, just like the post says. I cannot remove the key from the ignition. The ignition switch will not turn back to the key off posiiton to remove the key. Do I need to replace the ignition lock cylinder?
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Old 03-06-2007, 20:00   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Cannot remove key from ignition switch

Since you are obviously able to turn the switch to the run position, pull the key cylinder out and see if it works properly in your hand. If so, then it is ok and problem is elsewhere. When you remove the cylinder make sure the 'tit' on the back of the cylinder has not broken off.

Some vehicles have a solenoid in the steering column, that when they fail, you can't turn the key cylinder completely to remove the key. I'm not sure if your car has one or not, but it is worth checking into.
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Re: Cannot remove key from ignition switch

How does one remove the ignition switch? Do you have to remove the steering wheel (like on a GM), or I have read, is there a small "hole" in the steering column in which a special rod is inserted???
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Re: Cannot remove key from ignition switch

No special rod, you can use a scratch awl or even a piece of clothes hanger or similar stiff wire. Make sure switch is in the run position.
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Re: Cannot remove key from ignition switch

on the bottom of the switch, "remoive the colium panneling for added ease" there is a tiny tiny hole. that hole presents a srping loaded pin a keeper pin that ejects it self from the switch into the actual metal of the colium. turn the key to the on position, tilt the whele up and find the hole, its right under the switch man. depress the pin with a pen,needle,coat hanger,paperclip, end of a staple what ever. hoild it and pull the hole switch right out.
for note please dont do this until u have a new ignition lock ready.
turn the new ignition lock into the on position and slide it in <_vary important.
put the panneling back on and thank your self later!
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