94 Nissan Altima ignition tumbler removal


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Old 08-06-06, 05:22 PM
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94 Nissan Altima ignition tumbler removal

Anyone geniuses out there know how to remove ignition tumblers from 1994 Nissan Altima?
 
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Old 08-06-06, 07:46 PM
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Hold on, let me call one of my buddy's in Detroit who steals Altima's! (((LOL)))

I don't know about your Altima but on Fords, there's a pin located at the bottom of the tumbler. You make sure the key is in the off position, push in the pin (upward) and pull out the tumbler.

Of course, you have to remove all of the cowling around the steering column to get at the pin! Might not be the same on you car though.....

EDIT: I just thought of something.....If/when you buy the new tumbler, it should have detailed instructions in the package for your particular car.
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Old 08-09-06, 05:33 AM
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Ok, Any geniuses out there that know how to put tumblers back together?
 
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Old 08-09-06, 05:23 PM
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If you managed to get the tumbler out, you should be able to just reverse the procedure. I believe you insert the key in the tumbler and put it back in the cylinder and just turn it until it falls back in place and the pin snaps back.
 
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Old 08-09-06, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by wanderbee
Ok, Any geniuses out there that know how to put tumblers back together?
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If you disassembled the tumbler mechanism itself, find the nearest garbage can and toss it. Then, go to your nearest auto parts store and buy a new one. You'll have a different key for the ignition than the door but if you want the same key for both, you'll have to order it from the dealer and pay about 500% more than you would at an auto parts store.
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