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Old 06-11-2002, 08:51 PM
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Ignition tumber R&R, DIY job?

I just ordered a new tumbler for my ignition.

It is hard to turn the key over when I place it in.

I thought I would get it done now versus have it break later.

I ordered it from my dealer, $154.80 Canuck dollars, is that fair?

If I have the right tools, can I "give 'er a go" myself or should I take it in?

Please advise, much appreciated as always.

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Old 06-11-2002, 11:13 PM
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Mine was about half that in $US.

Step 1: Take a wire coat hanger about a foot long and bend it in half. Shape it to stick into both the two holes in the tumbler. You could use the new one as a template.

Step 2: File a flat point on the inboard side at a fairly steep angle (make it look sharp) Again you could use the new one as a template. There are 2 latches, a single one you can see on the tumbler, then a double one that realeases that black cover.

Step 3: Turn the old one to the acc position, you should see the holes line up.

Step 4: Stick the coat hanger into the holes. You'll feel the first single latch first on just one side. Keep pushing till you get the second latch. You may need to jiggle things but when you hit paydirt it will slide right out.

Step 5: Lubricate it regularly:p
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Old 06-12-2002, 09:54 AM
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Jim:

Much appreciated, thank you!

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Old 06-12-2002, 03:17 PM
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I did replace the ignition lock a while ago. Ignition lock broken - Help needed

This is my topic on it. I tried to explain the procedures step by step. feel free to ask if you get stuck...
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Old 06-12-2002, 03:21 PM
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Oh, I forgot. This is definitly a DIY.

In my topic there is also a link to a page where you get the picture of the "tool" needed to remove the tumbler.
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