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I NEED TO REPLACE A LOCK CYLINDER AFTER A THEFT ATTEMPT, CYLINDER ONLY, NOT THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY. HOW?

1990 Honda CRX • 230 miles

My CRX was recently broken into, the ignition cylinder is damaged. I need to replace the cylinder only, I see the pop button on the top but it is still not budging. Thank you in advance.
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Hxaxtxe
September 22, 2011.



So can you turn the cylinder at all?If not what key position is it stuck in?


Saturntech9
Sep 22, 2011.
First remove the steering column cover.
Turn the switch to "I".
Push the pin on the lock body and pull the lock cylinder out about 1/2". Now you can turn the key to "O" and remove it.
Insert a key cut on a long blank, turn the switch back to "I" and push the cylinder back into the body.
Re-install the steering column cover


BMRFIXIT
Sep 22, 2011.
Thank you. I will give that a try!


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Hxaxtxe
Sep 22, 2011.
Well, tried multiple times. No luck, is there another strategy?


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Hxaxtxe
Sep 23, 2011.
I got it. Needed encouraging. Thanks again.


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Hxaxtxe
Sep 24, 2011.
Glad to hear you got it fixed.


Saturntech9
Sep 24, 2011.