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Old 12-11-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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Ignition cylinder Thanks

Dodged the IC lockup bullet yesterday thanks to all the faq help here.
Long time member but don't post much since I usually find answers quickly.

Tapping the key got it to turn, then was able to pull cylinder! Dreaded having to drill it out so feel pretty lucky. Again, thanks for the how-to.
Now the rant:
Live in NW Wis so know I'm in the sticks--but geez! Called THE three locksmiths 'round here: EVERY ONE OF THEM said I had to go to dealer and for the cylinder have new key reprogrammed. Tried to explain I just needed a cylinder keyed to my PATS key. NO dice. Have to have dealer reprogram key.
So I ordered $32.24 keyed strattec from "actionkeys" on ebay. Have to wait a couple days for it but OK. Woulda paid $60 here to pick up quicker but wasn't an option. Ranted enuf...

So if needed, can I tape the pats key to the ring and turn the start switch with a screw driver??
Thanks again for the help.

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