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I took my outer door locks out to clean and right side nothing but rust. I ordered door locks and ignition cylinder. S/B there when I get home this evening.

I have never changed ignition cylinder (which is probably why my house key will start the car... just joking, but not alot). Is this a big deal (under dash, futzing with wires, wearing brake and clutch pedals for earmuffs), or can this be done from the front? I see a pinhole, does this release it?

The doorlocks, I got no problems with.

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Get a paperclip and insert it in the hole while the key is in the acc. posistion, I believe. It's been a while since I've done it.

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piece o cake
Insert the key and turn all the way to "ACC"
Insert end of paperclip into the little hole and push in to depress the plunger and continue to turn the key counter clockwise past "ACC"
The cyl. will pop free
To install the new one. With the new key in the cyl. make sure that the hole(remember the paperclip) is turned past the plunger on the cyl. assembly . Insert it into the ignition switch and turn clockwise
Thats it

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you have to put the key in the acc position and insert a paper clip in the hole, then turn the whole assembly counter-clockwise (if not try the other way) and it should slide right out. if you have the paddocks catalog theres a whole page on how to do it
 

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Huski is right,I just took out the one in my 65 coupe and all you do is turn the key to Acc.,insert the straightened out paper clip in the little hole on the cylinder and pull the cylinder out.
Mine was a little tough but it did come out fairly easy.

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Good deal! Tomorrow, I will be on the forum looking for newbies that want to install an ignition cylinder. I will be the ignition cylinder guru and I will recommend it be done even if all they want is to change a spark plug...

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Turn the key to the ACC position. Stick a long metal rod into the little pinhole you mention under the keyhole. While pushing rod in hole, turn key counter-clockwise past ACC. It should pop right out.

You should disconnect the battery for 2 reasons:

1) The car stays in the ACC position until the cylinder is replaced.

2) If the remainder of the switch falls back into the dash it will short out. This will only happen if the bezel has disconnected from the remainder of the switch. You can tell this has happened if the entire switch tends to turn if you turn the key.

If that happens let us know. There are some tricks to putting it back together without damaging things.

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