When I put the key in the ignition it will not turn, I tried both sets of keys. If I try for a while it will eventually line up and turn. Does anyone have the specs on how to remove the ignition switch so that the locksmith can replace the wafers inside? 

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I would spray some penetrating oil in the key tumbler and see if that works. Also, you may want to cut a new key and see if that works better. If the key has been used a lot, it may wear out over time. A new key will be slightly larger and may not give you problems.

General instructions to get you started.

  1. Disconnect the battery
  2. Remove airbag and steering wheel
  3. Remvoe the plastic trim around the steering column
  4. Inerst key and turn to unlock.
  5. On the key tumbler housing, you should see a release switch that will allow you to remove the key.

You should fix this before you can no longer turn the key. To pull out the tumbler you need to be able to turn the key. If you can't turn the key, you will be in bigger in a bigger problem.

A helpful video.

 

 

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Why do you want to remove and let the locksmith take care of everything else.

 

I will suggest that if you are new to cars, try to get a specialist to open the switch and fix everything. You can spend time with that person and learn exactly what they are doing.

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