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How to remove and replace key ignition switch 1991 accord

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key ignition switch is not working, some times must hold it to keep motor running!
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. If so equipped, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).

  2. On1990-93 Accords, remove the steering wheel.

  3. Remove the steering column covers.
  4. Unplug the ignition switch connector.

  5. Insert the key and turn it to the O position.

  6. If present, remove the tape on the switch wires. .

  7. Remove the two screws securing the switch, then remove the switch.

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Fig. 1: The switch is secured by two screws

To install:

  1. Make certain the recess of the switch aligns with the tab of the lock housing. Insert the switch and install the retaining screws.

  2. If applicable, install the switch cover and retape the wires.

  3. Remove the key.

  4. Connect the wiring harness to the ignition switch.

  5. Reinstall the steering column covers.

  6. Install the steering wheel or any other applicable trim panels.

  7. If applicable, enable the SRS.

  8. Connect the negative battery cable.

Ignition Key Cylinder:

Remove ignition switch as described
Remove key light case from lock body, if equipped.
Place ignition lock in the I position.
Insert suitable punch into hole on lock cylinder housing and depress pin, then remove lock cylinder from housing.

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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
My problem is I can not see how to get the key cylinder out,There is white plastic cover with light, I can remove the light, but how get the plastic off and then I do not see a hole for the cylinder release pin.

Remove the Steering Column Shroud completely: