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Unread 09-16-2007   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1966 Mustang Problems removing ignition cylinder

I just picked up a 1966 Mustang C Code Covertible today. The guy I bought it from started it yesterday but today I can't seem to get it started at all. The ignition cyclinder will not turn to any position at all. I've tried looking through alot of posts and books that I have. How do I remove the ignition cylinder? I'm not sure how. Any help would be appreciated.

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Most ignition cylinders have a pin that needs to be depressed to remove. Look under the plastic column cover near the lock. You will need to install the key to depress this button. Also looking at the new lock will help and they usually come with instructions
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Hello. To remove the key cylinder you have to turn the key to the accessory position, stick a paperclip into the little pinhole on the face of the key cylinder and then turn the key around a little further in the counter-clockwise direction and it will come out. However, I don't think that you have a problem with the cylinder. You say that you just got the car. Did it, by any chance, come with two ignition keys? If yes, then one is for the door locks and the other is for the ignition. People frequently replace the ignition cylinder without replacing the door locks, or vice-versa, and that sounds like what has happened to your car. Hope that helps.
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Thank you for your advice. I did check the keys and I have the correct keys for the ignition lock. I was able to get the old cylinder out and it is seized. Got a new one on order.
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Thank you for your advice. I did check the keys and I have the correct keys for the ignition lock. I was able to get the old cylinder out and it is seized. Got a new one on order.
Good. Now go hotwire that thing with a screwdriver and go cruzing!
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