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camaromikey

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ignition lock removal
« on: February 10, 2008, 10:00:10 PM »
im having a little trouble getting the ignition lock out of the column. the column is out of a 1969 firebird orignnally. i have everthing out of the way. i removed the signnal switch and everything. this column has the threaded hole for retaining pin but it doesn't go all the way down and there was no pin. also i don't have a key for it but the lock is broken and i can turn it from lock to run without the key. any ideas, you guys have always be great

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Re: ignition lock removal
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 11:42:56 PM »
Insert screwdriver or similar tool into the slot in the housing.  Depress the spring latch at the lower end of the cylinder.  With the latch depressed, remove cylinder from housing.
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Re: ignition lock removal
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 11:59:47 PM »
is the slot on the outside or the inside?

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Re: ignition lock removal
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 03:45:02 AM »
Inside under the turn signal switch.   Look near the end of the cylinder.
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Re: ignition lock removal
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 10:28:14 PM »
For a picture of the exact location, see page 9-10 in your 1969 Chevrolet Chassis Service Manual.     :)

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Re: ignition lock removal
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008, 12:28:24 AM »
could you post a picture, i still can't find mine from when i moved. there are only two openning, one had the brass contract in it and the other has the lever that moves for the ignition switch in it but i can't get to the lock cylinder.

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Re: ignition lock removal
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008, 03:46:47 PM »
Try this  :)

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Re: ignition lock removal
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008, 12:02:27 AM »
thank guys you have been a big help.