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EA81 Lock Cylinder Removal, picture included
Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:54 PM
The key won't turn over at all. Right now, we just want the lock cylinder off so we can undo the steering lock to move it. We're trying to decide if we want to keep the car, so we're not going to pay for a locksmith to come look at it.
In the picture linked below, the red circles are the tamper proof bolts, I believe. I think I read these can either be drilled out, or maybe carefully threaded out.
The blue circles however, appear to come from the back of the steering column into the lock cylinder. I presume they have to be removed also? There are 4 total, 2 on each side. I have the dash partially apart, and it looks like those 4 will be semi-difficult to remove.
So, I guess I have to figure out how to remove the 4 bolts, in addition to the two tamper proof ones? Any other bolts I'm not seeing that also need removed? Any other tips?
Posted 10 September 2006 - 08:03 PM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 08:15 PM
Those 4 bolts will come out easily with a pair of needle nose pliers - I prefer to start with vice grips, and finish with a regular pair once they are loose. Still the column lock has to be dealt with - it goes through the column and into a square hole in the steering shaft.
Posted 11 September 2006 - 10:48 AM
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