Ignition switch tumbler

Tiny
MELISSA WROBLEWSKI
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Okay, so long story short I lost my key and took my ignition out and messed up the part that fits directly into the ignition switch. Now I have the parts to replace everything. I have it all tore apart. Now I am having trouble fitting the part that fits directly into the ignition switch. I bought a Haynes manual, but it barely covers my problem. Is there a certain way to get it to fit together?
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Saturday, January 21st, 2017 AT 3:41 PM

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Tiny
MELISSA WROBLEWSKI
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This the part I cannot get to fit into the ignition switch.
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Monday, March 22nd, 2021 AT 5:51 PM
Tiny
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If you followed these steps for removal you should not have any problems. See pictures. Also, once new tumbler is installed a mechanic has to program it so car will start.
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Monday, March 22nd, 2021 AT 5:51 PM
Tiny
MELISSA WROBLEWSKI
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Not the ignition cylinder that was a breeze, but using a screw driver ate the tumbler up. I figured getting a new one would be better than leaving the old chewed up one in. I took the old one off. There is a black clip inside of the whole assembly preventing me from sticking the tumbler straight in. I was just wondering if there was per say and quarter turn or backwards or forwards method to connect the tumbler and the ignition switch?
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Monday, March 22nd, 2021 AT 5:51 PM
Tiny
HMAC300
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Everything I sent was how to put it back together maybe something is not lined up correctly preventing you from an install. Try the removal and install once more like I sent.
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