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#1 glennhailstone

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:39 AM

Hi, I can't find anything on removing my ignition barrel from my LC. These barrels are in the lower dash, not the steering columns like the LJs.

 

It has a little pin hole next to where the key goes. Is that part of it.

 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 12:49 PM

Insert the ignition key and insert a suitable size pin type tool or maybe a paper clip may work into that hole.

Can't remember which position (OFF, ON, START) you need to have the lock cylinder in though to enable removal of the lock cylinder from the ignition switch.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 01:16 PM

Thanks Dave, but could you be more specific please.

 

I put a pin tool in the hole, but what after that? I still cant get the barrel out.

 

To put this in context. I need to get to the ignition so I can solder a bridge for my AMP gauge.

 

Looking forward to your reply on this.

 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:09 PM

I don't understand why you would need to remove the ignition switch to wire up your Ammeter? The wiring connector unplugs off the back of the switch.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:00 PM

Ah, ok.. then I can't unplug the wiring connector. haha


Edited by glennhailstone, 28 August 2014 - 04:01 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:57 PM

turn key to the left. insert pin.. should pop out..



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:24 PM

Put the ignition lock to the ACC position. Put the pin in. Hold the pin in and turn the lock counter clockwise. It will pop out

 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:30 PM

To remove the complete ignition switch assy from the lower instrument panel you need to remove (unscrew) the chrome escutcheon around the lock cylinder.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 08:56 PM

Cheers Dave, No your right I just need to unplug the wiring connector, but I can't unclip it, and I don't want to have sex with it.

 

I haven't taken a bra off in a while.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:16 PM

Seriously though I can't get it out,.. is there a trick to it??



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:39 PM

Got it out!

 

Thank you so much!



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:43 PM

Good work Glenn.

 

I was just about to tell you about the two barbed pieces on the wiring plug that need to be released from the ignition switch.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:21 PM

I just needed to this, so took some pictures.
Key in, move to acc position.
Wire through hole to press down on spring loaded barrel.
Then rotate the key anti-clockwise while pressing down on wire.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 07:49 PM

My key will no longer turn past off to lock or accessories. This happened today. I have tried spare key and same issue. Boot and door locks work fine. Possibly tumbler stuffed? How can I remove the barrel now? Any advice appreciated.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:23 PM

If you have a compressor, blown air into the hole. This removes residual crap. Next, spray some CRC or equivalent in the hole. Squirt CRC also on the key...……..insert and see what happens? No luck? Grab the key with a pair of multigrips and try again...………..wiggle wiggle...…….wiggle wiggle

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:23 PM

when you are wriggling try moving key in or out slightly for different locations while trying turn key



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:50 PM

Thanks gents.
I will have another go in the morning and update
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 04:38 PM


If you have a compressor, blown air into the hole. This removes residual crap. Next, spray some CRC or equivalent in the hole. Squirt CRC also on the key...……..insert and see what happens?No luck?Grab the key with a pair of multigrips and try again...………..wiggle wiggle...…….wiggle wiggle



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 04:42 PM

Thanks Rod.
Legend!!!
The first flush of air removed the problem. Gave it a good clean and a bit of CRC. Works a dream.
The simple things, eh?
Cheers again.
Pedro.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:47 PM

Welcome but your not out of the woods yet. Sounds like it needs a new barrel or at least a new key.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 10:41 AM

Thanks again Rod.

I cut new keys about 6 weeks back. I was using one of these when this happened. Original key would not work either. I will keep an eye on it. Maybe the tumbler is on its way out. If it happens again I will look into a new barrel.

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