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Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10


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dhqman
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Jul 20, 2015, 5:38 PM

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Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

Am changing the ignition lock cylinder and am at the point of pushing through the lock release hole but when I do nothing happens. There is nothing to push against inside except a solid piece of metal. I have tried several times and am pushing quite hard. The cylinder will not release. I am using a small enough awl to get through the hole but to no avail. Help please!


(This post was edited by dhqman on Jul 20, 2015, 5:41 PM)


Hammer Time
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Jul 20, 2015, 7:03 PM

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Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

Do you have it in the "start" position when trying to push the pin in?


REMOVAL PROCEDURE
  1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds. Refer to "Steering Column Trim Cover Replacement".
  2. Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the start position.
  3. Using an awl, insert the tip into the ignition lock cylinder access hole (1).
  4. Push down and hold the ignition lock cylinder retaining pin.
  5. Release the ignition lock cylinder to the run position.
  6. Remove the ignition lock cylinder by pulling the ignition lock cylinder away from the steering column (2).




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dhqman
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Jul 21, 2015, 4:11 PM

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Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

Thank you. That worked perfect. Now I can't seem to get the new one in. I looks like the hole is not lining up with where the locking pin is on the new cylinder. There is only one way to insert the cylinder because of the pin and the slot on the side. I know I am not doing something but I don't know what it is. I know I have to reprogram it when I get it in but need to get past that first. I feel confident that I have the correct cylinder.


Hammer Time
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Jul 21, 2015, 4:35 PM

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Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

Did you match up the 2 cylinders to make sure they are the same? You realize you have to have the key in it when you insert it?



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dhqman
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Jul 21, 2015, 4:49 PM

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Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

Yes I did have the key in. I purchased the lock at the Auto Zone just up the street. It looks identical when you place it side by side. It will go in to the point of about a 1/4 of an inch left but that is it. How much pressure do you have to put on it or should it just slide in?


Hammer Time
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Jul 21, 2015, 4:51 PM

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Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

You need to rotate the key at that point. The tab at the end of the lock is not lining up with it's receptacle.



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dhqman
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Jul 21, 2015, 5:27 PM

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Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

Tried to take a picture but can't upload it. Open a photo account but still can't upload. The locks look identical to me. I can see on the inside of the housing the slot that the tab on the bottom left slides into and once you have it in a ways you can move it slightly. That doesn't seem to help. In fact that even moves the cylinder farther away form where the locking pin would be . Very frustrated!!


Hammer Time
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Jul 21, 2015, 5:31 PM

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Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

We use Photobucket for hosting pictures. That seems to work well. They will supply you with an image link that you can post here and the image will show up here.



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dhqman
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Jul 21, 2015, 5:34 PM

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Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In





I don't know if this worked but I will try. If the pictures are there you can see that the cylinders look alike and you can see haw far the cylinder will go in.


(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jul 21, 2015, 5:37 PM)


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Jul 21, 2015, 5:39 PM

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Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

I fixed them to show up here.

All you can do is work the key around until it drops in.



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dhqman
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Jul 21, 2015, 5:43 PM

Post #11 of 16 (952 views)
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

Ok, Will keep trying that. Thank you


Hammer Time
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Jul 21, 2015, 5:49 PM

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Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

That white plastic on the top of the housing in the top picture, is that a contact strip that pulls right out.



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dhqman
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Jul 21, 2015, 5:51 PM

Post #13 of 16 (947 views)
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

I'll have to check. After dark here now and truck outside in driveway. Will check that in morning. Again thank you


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 22, 2015, 1:10 AM

Post #14 of 16 (943 views)
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

Quick note and I'm out of this..........

Is that temporary key ring getting in the way of key getting all the way in so this just falls into place while wiggling it around? Might be. Take that off for this step,


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dhqman
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Jul 22, 2015, 6:11 PM

Post #15 of 16 (921 views)
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

Thank you for your help. That is a key nut it's not in the way. I did take it off but didn't help. I have just about given up and am going to have a locksmith come down. There is only one way to slide this cylinder in and I can't figure out why it won't lock in. Again thank you for your time and effort.


dhqman
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Jul 23, 2015, 6:07 PM

Post #16 of 16 (900 views)
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder 1998 Chevy S10 Sign In

Was able to get the lock cylinder back into place. Had to realign the inside of the receptacle to receive cylinder.






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