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watosh 2/6/2013

1983 Jeep Scrambler Base 6 Cyl 4.2L

Steering & Suspension

How do I remove the ignition lock cylinder?

I am trying to replace the turn signal switch, and cant get the ignition lock cylinder out of the steering collum.

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HouseCallAuto 2/6/2013

The Jeep steering column is the same as a Chevy back then. The steering wheel, lockplate, have to be removed to get down to where you can access the turn signal switch. why do you need to remove the ignition lock cylinder? It does not restrict you from replacing the turn signal switch. But, if you do have to remove it was made two different ways. One has a retaining screw that is accessed from in by the turn signal switch and the other way if there is no retaining screw there u=is a specific procedure with pictures. You must get the book with the step by step and pics. No other way or you will break something. This is not a walk in the park and you will depend heavily on the step by step description and the accompanying pictures.


merabdickens4 2/8/2013

You can remove an ignition lock cylinder with relative ease. Start by taking off the steering wheel column covers and then you have access to the lock cylinder. You may need a special tool to bypass the anti-theft fasteners, which hold the lock cylinder in place and get more details from http://4wheelonline.com/Smittybilt_Winches.134507


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