1987 DODGE RAIDER 1987 DODGE RAIDER IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER

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1987 Dodge Raider 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 120, 00 miles

I have a 1987 Dodge Raider that needs a new ignition lock cylinder.
I can't figure out how to get the old lock cylinder out and the haynes repair manual I have is not helping. How do I remove the old lock cylinder?

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 AT 9:42 PM

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Hello, to replace the ignition switch you must first remove the steering column cover, next, use a hacksaw to cut slots into the upper mounting bolts. Use these slots to remove the bolts, remove wiring and reconnect onto new switch. Reassemble and recheck.

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Monday, July 12th, 2010 AT 3:01 PM
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Not the ignition switch, the lock cylinder, you know where you put your key to start the car. I have everything off, the steering column covers the harness, I took the steering lock assembly off but I still can't figure out how to pull the lock cylinder out of the housing and get the new one in

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Saturday, July 17th, 2010 AT 5:49 PM
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Our database does not provide any information on the key cylinder removals and I hope the following works.

With the key turned to ACC ( first position after LOCK) look for a pin somewhere on top of the cylinder housing. Depress the pin and pull the inner cylinder out with the key.

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Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 3:31 AM
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Ok. There doesn't seem to be a pin but right above the acc position there is a slot. Do I maybe need a special tool to stick in that slot to get the cylinder to release?

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Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 4:17 PM
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You can try that to see if it works. If it is anything that feel it has a spring below, I believe it should work.

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Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 4:29 PM
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Yeah it has a spring below it. Guess I'll head to NAPA and see if they have a tool for it. Thank you

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Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 4:41 PM
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You're welcome.

Hope it works. :)

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Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 4:57 PM

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