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My 2004 Crossfire ignition key will not turn and the stering

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My 2004 Crossfire ignition key will not turn and the stering whell is locked also and I have tried everything i also took the bottom dash off
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Instructor jp replied 7 years ago.

HElloCustomer

 

This means most likely you need to replace the steering lock assembly.

Here is the procedure for a stuck tumbler. If this does not work you will have to replace the above lock assembly.

 

jp

 

REMOVAL


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NOTE: If the lock cylinder/key is notched or jamming, spray the lock cylinder with lock cylinder grease. If it is not possible to eliminate the complaint, replace the lock cylinder and key.

  1. Press out the escutcheon (2) with a suitable tool.


  2. Pull the transponder coil (3) off the lock cylinder (2) with a plastic wedge (1).
  3. Push the sleeve onto the cap and turn the lock cylinder to position "1" with the key.


  4. Unlock the lock cylinder (1) by turning the cap counter-clockwise through 90° and then remove.
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  6. Press the locking tabs together and push the ignition lock cable (1) out of ignition/starter switch in the direction of the arrows.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
So if the key will not turn you can remove the lock without damaging correct?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
lock cylinder - if key will not turn to position 1 can you still remove lock cylinder without damage to anything

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