removing ignition lock

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by Chuck71RS, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm pretty sure the two are keyed alike in 70. (Door and ignition)
    Someone else more familiar with the early 2nd gens will need to confirm.

    Getting the door lock cylinder out is pretty easy, it just takes some creativity in tool fabrication and usage.
    Getting it reassembled (with the window and door panel in place) IS kind of tricky but I've done it before. ;)

    Call a lock smith and talk to them.
    The service call is probably worth the money if you can avoid tearing into your door or steering column.
     
  2. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    Never did find keys...............................

    I've "lost" the keys to my Red 70 SS/RS. Is it better easier to remove the column cylinder
    and take to lock shop...............OR is better to remove the Door Lock......

    Does Door Lock have a stamped code.....OR how does lock shop make a replacement
    key............


    Glove box door is NOT locked, so can that lock be removed and Code found ???
     
  3. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    What does tool look like that depresses plate to remove that
    snap ring around steering shaft.....

    Is this s tool that can easily be rented or buy at Harbor Freight ???



    Not sure if I can borro or buy where ?????
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  4. CamaroDoc

    CamaroDoc Veteran Member

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    Should be available from Walmart, Harbor Freight, or any parts store for about $10. [​IMG]
     
  5. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    Ive borrowed but not yet used the above tool.....................
     
  6. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    I have above tool and have removed turn signal assy................

    Think I SEE the small casting area that needs to be pierced...
     
  7. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    I'm too the point as in post #12 where I have the flashing broken away
    but cant figure out what, where, how to depress using what...
    I have one jewlers screw driver that fits that slot but cant understand
    what to do with it ???
     
  8. 70-camaro

    70-camaro Veteran Member

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    I had a terrible time figuring mine out . I spent hours on different occasions trying to get it out. Finally I accidentally got it. Maybe this will save you some hassle. After the flashing was broken out my little part to push on was not directly behind it. It was off to one side or the other I don’t remember. Anyway start watching this at 3 minuets that should help.
    https://www.google.com/search?clien...A#imgdii=pSe8PCCOk6irPM:&imgrc=pPyNgIxDIuCG3M:
    Also the switch needs to be either on or off don’t remember that either it has been years. You will have to try both.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2018
  9. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    Ron Liebert called me this evening. As I dont have ANY KEYS, and cant turn cylinder to any position
    Ron claims the cylinder cant be removed.

    Ron, says I need to remove door cylinder and after chrome cap is removed
    a older Chev dealer parts dept or ??? ill be able to make a key based off
    of code numbers on door cylinder or tumblers or ??????
     

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