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What's the best way to remove the ignition lock if you don;t have a key for it?
I've always had the keys in the past but not on this one.
It's out of the car so there's no problem getting to it.
I don't want to damage the ignition switch itself though.
Any suggestions or tried and true methods?
 

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If you use a 1/4 drill bit and drill out the key slot, you should be able to get a screw driver into the lock cylinder so you can turn it to ACC, insert a paper clip and remove it.
 

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why not take it to a locksmith and have a key made? Save you from having to buy an new cylinder, at least. Mayb bring some spare door locks and have them all matched.
 

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When I bought my car it was na unfinished project and it did not comes with a set of keys. I drilled mine out using a small bit, once the bit made it all the way to the end the cylinder spllied it's gut out and fell apart. I then was able to remove the cylider with no problem.
 

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I don;t have any door locks for it so I just ordered a matching set of door locks/ignition lock.
I just remembered that my father-in-law is a locksmith and could probably remove it, duh!
Thanks!
 

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If you've already got the new cylinder on the way, anyway, just drill it out. It will take you less time than the phone call ;)
 
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