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My ignition switch lock cylinder is broken and I need to…

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My ignition switch lock...

My ignition switch lock cylinder is broken and I need to replace it

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the car been stalling out?

No, but it did get stuck in the on position and I had to use pliers to turn it off now it's just kind of sticking although the key doesn't stay in the ignition anymore I just blacked out

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?

1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Fifth Avenue yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am and I haven't tried anything yet I still need to instructions on how to do it I can't find anything on YouTube

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes let them know that I'm not a season's mechanic

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Chrysler Mechanic: K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago
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Hello, does it have a tilt wheel?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
it has tilt steering
Chrysler Mechanic: K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

Thanks, ***** ***** just a few minutes and I'll get the instructions together for you.

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Chrysler Mechanic: K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

Thanks for your patience, you're going to need basic hand tools and

1. Steering wheel puller

2. Lockplate compressor

3. Pick set

Most parts stores have the wheel puller and lockplate tool in their loan a tool program.

What you'll do is

1. Remove steering wheel

2. Remove lockplate

3. Remove turn signal switch

4. Push in tabs with picks and remove lock cylinder

I'm going to post the instructions below. They aren't the best for this model but with those and the exploded diagram you can see how it comes apart. If you have any issues just reply back.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Is it really necessary to mess with the gear shift lever and the instrument panel stuff
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
do I need to remove the tilt steering mechanism that I pull to adjust the tilt steering
Chrysler Mechanic: K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

You shouldn't have to mess with the instrument panel or shift lever. Just wheel, lock plate, signal switch then you'll see the tabs for the switch on the left.

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Chrysler Mechanic: K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

Hello, I was just wanting to follow up and see how things went.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
The people at AutoZone give me the wrong the wrong ignition switch
Chrysler Mechanic: K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

I'm sorry to hear that. I am glad to hear you were able to get the old one out.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No I haven't got the old one out either
Chrysler Mechanic: K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

OK, if you'd like to send pictures of where you're stuck at I should be able to help further.

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