1995 Honda Civic ignition lock cylinder

Tiny
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  • 1995 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,000 MILES
How to remove & replace?I removed set screw & push pin in, can get to slide 1/2 way out but is hanging up?
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 AT 1:26 PM

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Tiny
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Disconnect the negative and positive battery cables and wait at least three minutes.
Remove the dashboard lower cover and knee bolster.
Disconnect the 5-pin and 7-pin connectors from under the dash.
Remove the steering column covers, remove the column holder mounting bolts and nuts and lower the steering column.
Center punch each of the two shear bolts and drill their heads off with a 3/16 in. (5mm) drill bit.

Do not damage the switch body when removing the shear bolt heads.

Remove the shear bolts from the switch body and remove the switch.

To install:

Install the new ignition switch without the key inserted.
Loosely tighten the new shear bolts.

Make sure the projection on the ignition switch is aligned with the hole in the steering column.

Insert the ignition key and check for proper operation of the steering wheel lock and that the ignition key turns freely.
Tighten the shear bolts until the hex heads twist off.
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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I do not wish to replace entire ignition switch with lock cylinder, just the lock cylinder, the tumbler with keys.
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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Yes, I understand that. But these are the steps you must take to remove and replace the lock cylinder. The switch must be removed with the lock cylinder for lock cylinder replacement.
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
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I have the switch W/ lock cylinder out of car laying in front of me, how do I change the lock cylinder
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 7:00 AM
Tiny
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You have to drill the heads of the bolts off to separate the switch and cylinder assembly. Then you must use new shear bolts to reassemble it.
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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For automatic models the switch with lock assy is to be replaced as an unit.

As the item is equipped with interlock switch, some parts are punched locked to prevent disassembly.

Assembly is not easy and might result in latent faults. I would advise replacing the steering lock assy.
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Sunday, July 11th, 2010 AT 2:00 AM

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