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1986 subaru brat ign key cylinder repair

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#1 rayban1


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

Hey guys have a 1986 subaru brat with tilt steering, replacing the ign key cylinder. Any tips on how to do this, ordered part just getting ready to remove old key clylinder, The new one comes with new keys and electric plug. Mine is toast. Thank Ray.....

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

Well, I just did my cylinder a few months back and this is how I did it:

Remove the plastic cover around steering column, steering wheel, combination switch, unbolt the steering column then remove the two spring actuators that attach to the bracket that pivots. As you will be able to see, there are 4 bolts on the lock cylinder (10 mm if I remember correctly) and not much clearance to get them out. I took them out with a regular combo wrench, and a lot of patience. After those are out, a little tappy and it should slide right off the shaft. I'll bet some other board members have done other things, but this has worked just fine for me! Hope this helps


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:34 PM

Thats exactly how I did it at the pull a part

#4 rayban1


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

Cool thanks for the info, I will give it a shot tommorow .

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:43 PM

Thanks for the info. The things i would ad is you have to use the bearings from your old lock cylinder, and there is a really thin retaining clip holding the larger bearing in place, took me awhile to get bearing out as almost impossible to see clip, thanks though .

#6 turbosubarubrat


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

did u just replace the switch?Posted Image
is this what your talking about its a pin u drill outPosted Image
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#7 edrach


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:34 AM

Nice job. Post this link up in the USRM for future information.

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