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How does the ignition cylinder come out on your 91 Buick century?


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2014-07-02 19:55:10
2014-07-02 19:55:10

Remove the ignition cylinder retaining ring. Poll the ignition cylinder out. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the ignition cylinder.


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this is caused by ignition lock cylinder failure, you will have to replace the ignition lock cylinder and key.

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Remove the switch by boring out the rivets holding it in place. The cylinder will come out easily once you get the lock free from its casing.

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Will any light come on when it's messing up? If not, you might have a problem with the ignition lock cylinder (where the key goes) or the ignition switch (the electrical part inside the steering wheel). Good Luck!!

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You need to turn the ignition to the on or start position, and then push the retaining pin to remove the cylinder. If you can not turn it, then you can either drill it out, or call a locksmith to come asist you.

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Four reasons come to mind. Your key is too worn out to work anymore. It's the wrong key. If you have a locking steering wheel, it could be jamming the ignition cylinder... try turning the steering wheel left and right, while turning the key. Or you just need a new ignition lock cylinder.

The most common cause for this happening, is the retainer cap has come loose. On these types of ignitions, there are tumblers in the cylinder. On top of these tumblers are springs. Holding all in place is a metal retainer cap which is staked in place. when the stakes are wrongly placed, not deep enough, etc., the cap will come loose. when you insert your proper key, it allows the cylinder to turn to a spot in the housing that is larger than the cylinder. Once at this spot, the cap pushes away from the cylinder and locks it into place. Once this happens, it is best to call a reputable, licensed locksmith to replace the ignition cylinder.

First, the best thing to do is go over to the parts store and pick up an ignition lock cylinder WITH KEYS. Then take off all parts of the dash that cover up your cylinder. Then look at the new one find where the little button is to push. Put the keys in the ignition, turn it to the on position (battery disconnected), push the pin in and it will come right out by pulling on the key

Replace the ignition cylinder wich should come with a new key and it will fix the problem.

there is a pin in the backside of the lock cylinder push it in and pry slightly on the bottom of the cylinder and pull it out , it will come out a little stiff because there is a piece of rubber on the side.

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It may be the ignition switch. I would unlock the ignition and try to manually start it by touching the wires together. If it starts every time. Then it's the ignition switch. The reason i say this is because my sisters 99 Buick regal had the same problem. They bought a 300 dollar ECU that wasn't even coded to their cars system and then they come to find out that it was a simple ignition problem after they had checked online for people with similar issues. .

Try spraying a lube in the cylinder and then work the tilt back and forth plus turn the wheel back and forth and it should come out. You may have a worn lock cylinder that needs replacement.

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On my 96 it's held on by that one bolt in the middle of it. But it's seriously on there; will not come loose without some muscle.

Remove upper and lower shroud (3Screws). With key in ignition and in the on position look for a ball detent and press it in with a small Philips head screw driver while pulling on the key. The entire cylinder lock will then come out.

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