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Does anyone know how to take the tumblers out of the ignition. I lost my keys in about 1 foot of snow and can't find them. I need to take the tumblers out so I can make a key for it. I tried to find an exploded view of it but can't.
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If you have a 90-91 just take the title and registration or just the registration to the dealer and they will make you a key.
 

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If you have a 90-91 just take the title and registration or just the registration to the dealer and they will make you a key.
I have an 89si. I took the lock down to honda, they can't match any numbers on it. It's not the original lock because the guy I bought the car from changed the lock because he lost his key. Honda can't match my VIN number either. I used to take chev tumblers out and make keys fit but Don't know how to disassemble the Honda lock. I dont want to pay 65 dollars to have a locksmith do it.
 

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yeah gotcha should be in the online factory shop manual you have drill the bolts or grind them off and replace them with new bolts from the dealership that have heads that break off once torqued back down.
 

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yeah gotcha should be in the online factory shop manual you have drill the bolts or grind them off and replace them with new bolts from the dealership that have heads that break off once torqued back down.
I've already got the lock off my steering column. I can drive it now but use a screwdriver to start it. I need to take apart the Lock part, get the tumblers out, and make the tumblers fit my other key.
 

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yeah gotcha should be in the online factory shop manual you have drill the bolts or grind them off and replace them with new bolts from the dealership that have heads that break off once torqued back down.
The manual says "turn the key to the "I" position and push the pin and pull the cylinder out" I don't have the darn key....guess I'm stuck.
 

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you shouldve just kept looking through the snow.
i dont think it wouldve been that hard to find.
 

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Two Screws on the back of the ignition un-plug it and bammmm break your steering wheel and drive it LIKE YOU STOLE IT !
 

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does your ignition match your door locks?

if so, pull a door cylinder, those are much easier to take apart.

if not, time to raid a junkyard for a full set of matching locks.
 

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does your ignition match your door locks?

if so, pull a door cylinder, those are much easier to take apart.

if not, time to raid a junkyard for a full set of matching locks.
Door locks are different. I wish I had a metal detector. I'll look in the snow more today...so tired of re-shoveling all that snow. I'll call the wrecking yard today. Hope they have one with a key. Thanks for all the advice.
 

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GOT IT!!! I made one of these:


Then I put it in the ignition, move it back and forth quickly while applying pressure....tumblers turned easy...took it apart, inserted my Mitsubishi key and filed the tumblers to fit the key. Wrecking yard wanted 35 dollars...saved myself some money.
see him do it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyLvZPlgcP4
 

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yay!
now i know how to steal a car..
lol

its like your key fucking the ignition.
 

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Nice job! You should have matched it to the door key though
I couldn't. Door key and ignition key were on the same key ring and in the 2 foot snowbank that the plow shoved around. It's a different ignition lock that the previous owners installed.
 
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