See my profile, Dave H has given you the correct procedure ( I really think you are referring to the LOCK CYLINDER)
I know you CANNOT DEPRESS THE TAB, TILL THE KEY IS IN THE CORRECT POSITION. Been there several times myself!
Are you into the Column, inside/ under the steering wheel?
Do not go crazy and beat the crap out of stuff!
Do you have the correct key in the column?
Generously OIL the Key hole.
Try it with your fingers 1st!
Insure you are Depressing the Lever to turn the key (the Birdie Finger Lever!)
Turn your steering wheel/ Steering wheel shaft both directions while trying
Tilt your column (if equipped) Different positions and try
Try Channel Lock pliers, GENTLY. Too much force and the OUTER RING will come off of the Keyhole part!
LAST RESORT--Screw in a Slide hammer into the INNER KEYHOLE, Yank out the Center
Then dig in the bottom of the Part thats left inside, till you can depress the TAB (SEE DAVE H's Diagram)
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 10:21 PM