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Ignition Lock Cylinder Removal (older generation 1980 brat)

ignition switch lock cylinder key switch

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#1 Brock Samson

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

Anyone know of a good DIY on removing the lock cylinder.  Mine is busted and i just want to knock all the tumblers out and have my legacy key work in it.


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#2 vwBrat

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

On my 80 Brat I had no key.  Someone had put in an aftermarket switch.  The lock cylinder came out pretty easily.  From the point where you have it in the picture there was just a small set screw in the side and it slipped out.  The local locksmith rekeyed it and gave me a pair of keys for about $25.  I put it all back together and it works great.



#3 mikaleda

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:20 PM

Ya usually If you can get it out a lock smith will rekey it for cheap.

#4 Brock Samson

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:14 PM

wow thanks for the info guys!  I carefully poked around and to remove metal crud then blasted it out with carb cleaner.  then wd-40. then carefully forced the key back in and now it works again.  not the smoothest lock but it works



#5 mikaleda

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

Brake cleaner would work better probably since it doesn't leave any residue unlike carb cleaner.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:51 PM

Now that you got it working get a bottle of TriFlow from a bike shop or locksmith.  Its what a majority of locksmiths I have been to sell and one even said its the only thing you should ever put in a lock.  



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:20 AM

OK, meight as well bring this up. My Key is stuck in the ignition... been this way over a year and I drive almost everyday so i am afread to wongleflute with it.

 

any thoughts? can the cylinder be removed with the key inside? Thanks.

 

-Daniel



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

The only things holding mine in were the tight fit on the trim ring and the setscrew.  It comes out toward the key, so a key in it shouldn't be in the way.  I would think it should come out and then you can take it to a locksmith to fix.  It's worth trying.  Be careful and if it doesn't come out you've lost nothing but a little time.







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