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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-14-2016, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Attempted Car Theft; Key Wont Turn

So someone tried to steal my car last night...I see they damaged around the lock cylinder and inside where the key goes... Is there any way I can remove the cylinder and get the key to turn? I don't care if I have to take all the pins out, I just really need to drive this car!!

---------- Post added at 01:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:28 PM ----------

Fixed my own problem: I put the key in the ignition and then I got a vice grips and attached it to the outside of the cylinder...gently turned it until it went to the acc position. Then I used the vice grips to turn it back, and after that it's back to normal!!

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If people weren't dickholes, you wouldn't have had to do any of this.

Way to fix it yourself though! Just sucks you had to.

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