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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by Chuck71RS, Mar 19, 2017.
Can you see inside the slot to be sure this is the right spot. Maybe it is off to the left or right.
Can not see any details inside the slot with the removed flashing. The slot to the right, used a smaller screw driver (jeweler)and felt some depression but no movement trying to pull out the lock cylinder
The slot with the removed flashing is the right one to depress the retainer. Placed the replacement lock cylinder atop the one in the steering column and the retainer aligns with the flashing removed slot. Odd though for the 1971 service manual shows a tool inserted in the slot to the right of the flashing removed slot
Looks like you are correct. I know I fought mine for days. Several hours at a time. I would get frustrated and move on to something else. Finally after a while one day I pushed and wiggled it just right and it pulled right out. I remember I took a beer brake the rest of the day. To bad someone else can't chime in.
Have you tried turning the key to the "Run" position to depress the tab?
Refer to post 1. Any other ideas?
Might want to check and see it there is any obstruction blocking the path to the lock.
This guy ran into it on a 72.
Last time I spent a few hours fighting this I concluded that none of my screwdrivers were going to work. I went in the house and got a steak knife and poked around a little while and finally got it. It is the rectangular slot between the arrows in your earlier post.
I just watched the above video. I'm not the only one that gets violent after an hour of screwing around. I tried to slide hammer mine out with no success. Once I got the steak knife I only poked around for under 10 minutes.
I cant find keys to my Red 1970 R/S SS Camaro.....
IF I try to follow this thread for removal instructions
then what type of old school lockshop can provide
new key or what will they do ?????
You don't need to remove the ignition cylinder.
A good locksmith can reproduce a key for the ignition with it in place.
If you feel the need to disassemble something and take it to a locksmith rather than paying for a service call... The door cylinder is easier to remove and I believe they both used the same pin set and key blank in those earlier Camaros.
Twisted, I didnt think of the Door Cylinder being SAME AS Ignition Cylinder.....
When I removed door cylinders on my current 73 project, it was Difficult to
remove that large clip holding the Door Cylinder in place, especially with window
in door ........this was MY experience !!!!!!