Oliver Hardy's another wonderful mess
With new keys in hand matching the orig door locks, I opened up the steering column going after the lock cylinder.
The new cylinder kit with instructions and small parts is complete. Now using the diagram, i found the realease button hole.
On second attempt to press the button, the lock assembly poped out about 1/4".
So cool. Now inside to clean work bench and ample light i sucessfully removed the piece of broken key. Testing new keys and they too match the lock!! Whoo Hoo i thought. Thinking i could take the new lock cylinder without any pins, insert it, start the car with broken key, then shutoff, use new keys to start and easily train the new keys....
Switch will not turn.
Steering wheel lock pin was not engauged. Now it is.
So wonderful. Noticed No key release button. I assume it is for auotmatics only.
It should turn without force. I'll remove the ignition switch to remove all load i can.
I must have an alignment error
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Ok I think it is item #4, the cylinder assembly actuator.
Going to give it a test
From installation instructions
Ignition lock Assembly and Coding
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And we have another Eureeka moment.
Both new keys trained.
And it was the piece called the actuator.
I use the square head from a zip tie to take its place in. the blank new cyinder.
Then could start on old broken key. Next, started with the new untrained key.
So far out. Now just need to snap the plastic back on
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While i have the lock working now, I thought it best to adress the turn signal multifunction switch.
Following the posts here & the videos, sucessfully swapped the springs. Yet, left, down does not want to stay locked. Adjusted the screws until it wa good enough, finished lock and poped the multi switch back in. Trying the lever, i now notice the arm is just about to break off.
Dang, time to find another part. Bummer.
Last edited by 1966tbird; 10-06-2016 at 01:01 PM.