I ordered a new housing
and lock cylinder
today, I am a bit disconcerted though due to the fact that the lock cylinder is not already keyed,
and comes without keys and WITH tumblers that you must code yourself I am assuming???
Product Description - Long - 80: CYLINDER KIT,IGN LK (UNCODED)
Soooo, long story short, when I get the housing and lock cylinder, hopefully I will be able to install the tumblers myself without any issues, seems pretty straightforward (I watched a video on youtube about it), however, you stated that I then must perform a "RELEARN" procedure.....could you please explain what that is and how it's accomplished?
Again, I am mechanically inclined and have dismantled the steering column to remove the key lock housing etc with no problems, and if I had a decent drill and metal cutting drill bits in various sizes to progress in size, I would have drilled out the old lock cylinder and have been able to use the original housing and save $70, but that's neither here nor there at this point, as I said, I have ordered both the housing and the cylinder, and I have the original set of keys that I am going to have to install the tumblers to properly work with the original key.
Then go ahead and reinstall the housing etc back onto the steering column and put the shrouds back on and everything. As I said, pretty straightforward.... other than the performing the RELEARN procedure???
(On a side note)
I "THINK" that the ignition must have been replaced once already because of two reasons....
#1 The bolts that hold the housing onto the column were not the expected "security bolts" where the heads twist off when reaching a certain torque, but rather they were bolts that had the heads still on them, allowing removal to be much much easier.
#2 The steering wheel never "LOCKED" when the key was in the off position, and upon removal of the housing, I noticed that the BAR that slides onto/into the column to effectively "LOCK" the steering wheel into place was "NOT" there, there was no bar within the housing???? Weird!!
So, someone must have already replaced the ignition at one point, ya think?
Again, your help and advice is more than GREATLY appreciated, thank you VERY much !
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 AT 4:55 PM