the lock should slide out easily. I
say should, because occasionally
you will find the mechanism built
into the lock to contact the buzzer
actuator has dropped down and
caused the lock to bind. If that is
the case, look into the hole where
the buzzer actuator was and you
will see a small white piece of plastic. Lift that up with a small screwdriver and the lock will come out,
(see photo 15).
The newer style switch has a
slot through the side to facilitate
a bolt holding it in place, (see
photo 16). This lock also has a
plastic piece that can get in the
way when removing the lock
from the column, but it is just like
the before mentioned one and is
handled the same way.
Some original locks will have
a code on the side and are easy
to make a key for, but, some
aftermarket locks won’t have the
code and that makes it a little
tougher. I usually just replace
the lock unless it is one of the
rare ones that have the same
key for the ignition and door.
The locks are quite inexpensive
and the time I save more than
makes up for the cost of the
To put everything back
together is just a matter of
reversing the procedures used
to take it apart. Use care to get
everything lined up and in place.
Nothing should require undue
force if you have it correct.
13. Square hole location for
14. Older style spring-loaded
15. Small white piece of plastic.
16. Newer style lock with bolt slot.