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Get a manual on your car from the parts store as you have to work with the air bag and can be sccidentally deployed. Also the wiring for the air bag has to be handeled in a certain way. Or take it to a garage.

*added information* Note that the Chevy s10 production year starts in 1982. You may have mistaken it as 1981 by the label that states production of it within the factory.

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Q: How do you replace ignition tumbler on a 1981 Chevy S10?
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