Ignition Lock cylinder Won't Come out

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Old 06-21-2018, 10:04 AM
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Trying to replace ignition lock cylinder:
Key on Run, tab pushed in but cylinder doesn't release

When I try to pull out cylinder it feels like a tumbler or other part is blocking its removal.

Any ideas on how I can try to maneuver the cylinder out?

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Old 06-21-2018, 05:31 PM
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Is there any way you can push the tab in any further, Mike? IDK, just asking. Seems if you have it pushed in all the way, it should release.
 
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:51 PM
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I've pushed the tab in as far as it can go, the cylinder sprung and came out about 1/8" - then became blocked from coming out further. I'll keep working at it ....

Unless someone makes a reasonable offer and take the car off my hands.

Thanks for the reply
 
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:25 PM
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The fsm says to rotate the lock cylinder to start. While rotating cylinder back to the run position depress the locking button. The cylinder should slide out then.
 
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Thanks, I'll give that a try this morning. Wasn't aware I had to key to 'start-rotate-push tab-run'
 
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:12 AM
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Andy IS the L Series guru, Mike. I'm sure that'll probably work for you. Proper procedures are usually the best.
 
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