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I'm just now geting around to doing the wiring on the 66 fastback chassis I bought. I did not get any keys with it, so how do I get the old ignition switch out to put a new one in? I got the old one of my parts car but you have to have key to get center out, and center has to be out before back comes off... Help please.
 

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Not sure but I do not think there is any way to get it out without a key. You could take the switch to a locksmith and they could make a key for it. Good Luck


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Maybe I didn't explain right. I cant get the whole assy out without taking cylinder out, and cant take cylinder out without key.
 

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Run a small drill bit into the key slot, just a bit deeper than the key itself would go (no more that 1/16 inch beyond key insertion depth). That will basically grenade the tumblers and the cylinder should just fall out.

Careful - do not drill too deeply.
 

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Ive got the same issue, I have tried drilling with a big bit, but to no avail. I may try the small bit idea - but may end up with a locksmith. I believe that with a key (or a pick) you turn the key all the way to the start position, then insert a paper clip or small wire into the little hole to release the cylinder locking mechanism that holds it into the ignition switch...
 
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