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Old 11-25-2003, 02:18 AM
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Stuck Ign Switch on a 123...HELP!!

I have a '84 123 CD Turbo and everything worked great until one day I shut it off and pulled the key out of the ign switch. When I went to restart it, The key wouldn't turn but just a fraction toward the "ON" position. I have tried turning the steering wheel against the lock...no good. I have put added leverage against the key to try to un-stick it...no good. I have removed the under-dash panel and tapped on the lock assy.... no good. I loosened the clamp that holds the key lock to the column... no good.

I don't mind pulling out and replacing the entire lock assembly and replacing it

The problem now is how to remove the entire lock assembly when you can't pull the key tumbler out to clear the dash.

Please give me some ideas... I have an appointment to get the car painted in 2 weeks.

Any ideas GREARLY APPRECIATED!!!
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Old 11-25-2003, 07:03 AM
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Have you tried to lubricate the lock barrel?
Put a few drops of WD40 on the key and insert into the lock.
We had samilar problem and fixed with a few drops of WD40 and some grease afterward.

Hope this is your problem.
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Old 11-26-2003, 02:01 AM
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I did spray the lock with WD40... No Good. Thanks
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Old 11-26-2003, 08:16 AM
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Do a search. The topic has been covered many times.
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