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Old 11-06-2023, 10:54 PM
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Yes, that's the part. The fact the FCP stocks it is pretty telling The lock cylinder can wear and cause problems too but that's more about being able to turn the key. It would be a good idea too lube the lock cylinder while you have it out and are able to spray some lube into it holding vertically or even upside down (and working the key) from how it normally is.
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hey how were you able to remove those flat bolts that hold the housing. They don't have any treat on their heads I've never seen bolts like that.
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Old 11-09-2023, 03:07 PM
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i found this video. Any other suggestions? how about drilling?

https://youtu.be/DgUEN92xKmk?si=9bXH8J7UUzFvrbap
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Old 11-09-2023, 03:27 PM
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I actually never replaced mine but there is a thread here somewhere on it. I would just slot those with a dremel tool. Did the chisel not work? probably needs to be a decent chisel and the right size.

Haha, maybe this is the thread but I'm not going to look through it, sorry.
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Old 11-10-2023, 01:55 AM
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Looked into the tis to see if there was some special factory approved method:




Hilarious. "remove headless set screws"

I would cut a slot with a Dremel or angle grinder depends on the size and access.
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hey guys, i removed that POS and made a video since I couldn't find any video using extractors on these cars on YouTube. I drilled a whole in the bolts, then used an extractor bit to unscrew it. If anyone is doin it this way, makes sure you drill in the center. There is a tool that makes center dot so that drilling in center is easier. Use reverse left hand drill bits when drilling so that you don't tighten the screw even more, and make sure you stay on center. Here is the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5FIYhiqrrc&t=3s
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Old 11-12-2023, 10:18 PM
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Looks like that worked like a charm. Did you get the parts swapped?


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I replaced the whole housing. Putting the clip on the steering wheel column was a challenge. I had o put on a bolt on the steering wheel and pull it so I can pull the shaft while another person put the metal ring clip that holds the steering shaft from sliding back. The other guy in the thread did it with tension belts.

Regarding the other steps, I found these videos helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVLPEyiiGS4&t=1499s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ1q...XRD0p&index=48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUg7...XRD0p&index=51

https://youtu.be/v5FIYhiqrrc

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