Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Redondo Beach CA
ignition key cylinder install is driving me crazy! Help
Well, you need to do the paper clip trick to install it also, make sure the switch itself is fully counterclockwise, you can do that with a screwdriver, then, hold the tumbler (back part of the key assembly) and turn the key to the acc postion, get your paper clip, push in the small button that's in the hole and turn the key even farther counterclockwise while holding the tumbler. Then it will be in the proper position to install back in the switch.
If you have been trying to install it in the acc position it will do what you are describing, it won't get past the part that holds the assembly in place, the same piece that wont let you pull the key out in the acc position.
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