Truck Stuck In Lock Position

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Old 12-14-02, 07:41 AM
BARRON
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Truck Stuck In Lock Position

I HAVE A 1995 GMC SERRIA THE IGNITION CYLINDER IS STUCK IN THE LOCK POSITION HOW DO I GET THE CYLINDER RELEASED TO REPLACE IT WITH NEW ONE????
 
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Old 12-14-02, 08:15 AM
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check and see if there is a small hole on the side of the ignition.puta small stiff wire in it .it should come out .you may have to play with it a little
 
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Old 12-14-02, 08:17 AM
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check and see if there is a small hole on the side of the ignition.puta small stiff wire in it .it should come out .you may have to play with it a little. you might could try turning the steering wheel while trying to turn the key also
 
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Old 12-19-02, 10:16 PM
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Ignition switch (electrical) should be mounted further down on column. There should be a metal link that attaches the key cylinder to the ignition switch. Try gently moving this rod while turning the key. Rod should be able to be removed by taking off ignition switch.
When all else fails, you'll have to go into the column.
 
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Old 01-08-03, 09:36 PM
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To actually remove the key/tumbler assembly, you'll have to remove the steering wheel, horn, and turn signal switch. There's a locking bolt underneath all this that holds the assembly in the steering column.
The turn signal switch doesn't have to be completely removed, feed some slack up the column (the switch's harness) and gently lift the switch over the center shaft, to 1 side.
Ford's and some Dodges' use the simpler "push pin" to remove as mentioned by Fordman30..GM hasn't caught on yet **GRIN!**
 
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