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Can you replace the ignition lock cylinder on a 1994 Pontiac firebird without removing the steering wheel?

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2014-11-20 00:13:07

You can replace the ignition lock cylinder in your 1994 Pontiac Firebird without removing the steering will. Remove the retaining ring at the top of the ignition cylinder. The ignition cylinder will slide out.

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