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How To Remove Ignition Lock Cylinder With Key

If you’ve ever had to remove an ignition lock cylinder on a car, you know it can be a pain. The cylinder is usually screwed into the engine block, and requires a special key to get in and out. If you accidentally lose that key, or if it gets damaged somehow, you may be out of luck. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to remove an ignition lock cylinder with a key regardless of what situation you find yourself in. ###

What is an ignition lock cylinder and what does it do?

An ignition lock cylinder is a small, key-operated device that prevents the car’s engine from starting if the keys are not nearby. The cylinder typically contains three or four keys and is located near the car’s ignition switch. When you turn the key to the “on” position, the cylinder rotates so that one of the keys in it can start the engine. If your car has an immobilizer system, the cylinder also locks out all other keys until you’ve reset it by entering a code into the keypad.

How to remove an ignition lock cylinder with a key

If your car’s ignition lock cylinder is broken or missing, you can remove it with a key. Follow these steps:

1. Locate the ignition lock cylinder on the car. It may be on the steering column or in the engine compartment.
2. Pry off the cover of the cylinder using a sharp tool such as a screwdriver. Be careful not to scratch the surface of the cylinder.
3. Remove the screws that secure the cylinder to the car.
4. Lift up the cylinder and remove it from the car.

Warnings when removing an ignition lock cylinder with a key

When removing an ignition lock cylinder with a key, be sure to use caution and follow these warning signs:

1. Do not attempt to remove the cylinder if it has been damaged in any way. Damage can render the cylinder unusable and increase the risk of injury.

2. If the key is not the original key for the vehicle, do not attempt to remove the cylinder without first obtaining a new key from your car manufacturer or dealer. The original key may be required in order for the car’s electronic systems to operate properly.

3. If you are working on a vehicle that is not your own, make sure to have someone else nearby who can help you if there is an emergency. Ignition cylinders are heavy and can easily fall out of place and cause serious injuries if dropped.

4. Wear protective clothing including safety goggles, gloves and a long-sleeved shirt when removing or replacing an ignition lock cylinder.

Tips for safe removal of an ignition lock cylinder

If you have a key to your car and the key is not working, your first step is to try to remove the ignition lock cylinder with the key. Here are some tips for safe removal:

1. Make sure that you have the correct key for your car. If you don’t know which key goes to your car, contact your car’s manufacturer or a qualified garage.

2. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry off the cover of the ignition lock cylinder. Be careful not to scratch or damage the cylinder.

3. Turn the key all the way in the ignition until it stops, then use a small wrench (or pliers) to unscrew the bolt that holds the lock cylinder in place. Be very careful not to drop the bolt into the engine!

4. Remove the lock cylinder by handing it directly out of the engine bay and onto a work surface. Be caution when handling hot metal!