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Thread: Removing ignition w/o a key?

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    Removing ignition w/o a key?

    Can I just grind off the ears on the front of the ignition to allow the retaining nut to unscrew? Any suggestions for another way? I was told that I could "drill out" the lockset but my first sentence(above) seems like it would be easier???
    Thanks for any input or experience...

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    WHY do you want to destroy parts when a few $$ and a trip to a locksmith can fix it correctly?? A key is MUCH cheaper than replacing the destroyed parts later...

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    Thanks for response. My car is not road ready so I will have to find a mobile locksmith service as I live in a rural area. I purchased a new, complete lockset for the entire car, but I suppose it would be better to keep the original ignition.

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    If you have a trailer or a way to deliver the car to the lock smith you can probably save some money. I live in a rural area too and that worked for me.

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    I just removed the glove box lock and took it to locksmith.

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    If you already bought the new lock set for the entire car, why would you screw with a locksmith? It's entirely possible that the glove box key isn't even the same as the ignition key. I'd just replace the locks.
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    He's trying to remove the keyless lock cylinder so he can install the new one. I am one of those that took the glove box in first and later found out the ignition switch had a different key.

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