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Old 07-25-2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question Ignition Cylinder

I was in the process of replacing the ignition lock and after removing everything which was very easy I came to this stupid problem!!! In the Bentley Repair Manual it says to remove the ignition cylinder from the lock using a paperclip of some sort and push through a small hole the key has on the lower left (my case) upper right(Bentley Book). Its been about 2 hours and I still can't remove that part. Does anyone have any idea on how to remove this? am I doing something wrong??? I put the key in the 1 (On position as book states) position. Help please someone Bush, CLINTON ANYONE!!! But seriously if someone know please help lol!!!

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Old 08-17-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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Hopefully, you have fixed your problem by now (being that it's almost a month later), but I just recently fixed my lock too. The paperclip thing had me troubled as well, but I found out that the paperclip needs to slide in very deep. I would say about 1-1.5 inches. Plus, I was expecting a click of some sort, but there is none. The lock will literally fall off once you reached the unlocking mechanism. The bentely manual states:

1. Turn key in 1 position
2. Insert straightened paperclip


Just insert that paper clip far down until the lock and key falls off. Hope this helps.

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