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Unread 12-07-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Key wont turn in ignition, cannot get cylinder out

So I have a 99 xj and it has done this to numerous times before, the key would not turn forword or back. i would wiggle and shake it and it would turn. Now finally today it wont turn at all. So my neighbor and i tore it apart and now we cannot figure out how to get the ignition cylinder out. If anyone could shed some light on this situation, i would greatly appreciate it. THANKS!

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Unread 12-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #2
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Read this thread - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/lost-keys-nowhere-near-dealer-599939/ - . Pay close attention to posts #14 and #15.

You need to use the key and push on the button to release the lock cylinder. If you use a hammer and punch, I assume you will destroy the lock cylinder.
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Well my neighbor said that he beat on that tab but it wouldnt go up, i know there is some sort of release when the key turns but mine wont
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If the ignition key will go in and turn, you turn to the first or second key position, (before the start position), then you just push up on the button and pull the cylinder out.
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