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Unread 05-06-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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Changing The Ignition Lock Cylinder-CJ7

Hi friends ...
I want to change the ignition lock cylinder of cj7.
Do have any images of yours on how to change it?

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Unread 05-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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no idea?
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Post # 17 in the above link has links to all the sections of the '84-'86 Factory Service Manual. It covers every aspect of those years and can walk you through pretty much any repair procedure.

I believe yours is a '77 but the procedure should still be quite similar.
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Do a search. Lots of info on this forum. Pretty good pictorial here:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/78...t-key-1152916/
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Unread 05-06-2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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If you only need to do the ignition switch you can do it in the vehicle without removing the column. Once you have reached the turn signal assembly, slip it over the column and off to the side and you can access the clip or screw that retains the ignition switch. Search and you will find info for just the ignition switch replacement.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #7
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I searched but...
Thank you all!..still I can't find anything...
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If you only need to do the ignition switch you can do it in the vehicle without removing the column. Once you have reached the turn signal assembly, slip it over the column and off to the side and you can access the clip or screw that retains the ignition switch. Search and you will find info for just the ignition switch replacement.
Where is the exact place of the screw??!
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This should fix you up:

http://civilianjeep.info/Strenk/Stee...placement.html
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be advised. Regular GM cylinders work great, but NOS AMC keys won't fit. You must have an AMC cylinder. AMC keys are thicker.

I love to have an AMC key on my keyring. I't an AMC Jeep thing.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #10
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if you have a non tilt wheel
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I new to this site and to the jeeps, I just bought a 78 CJ7 last Thursday June 28. It has no key but I am able to start the engine without the key, so I decided to replace the cylinder, which I was able to do, but the cylinder does not turn all the way back, so I am not able to remove the key, I try a few times but nothing, does any one had this problem. I read some of the post and I follow one which had pictures, what am I doing wrong. Sorry for hijacking this thread
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Maybe the switch is out of alignment?
Is this a tilt or non tilt steering wheel?
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Unread 07-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #13
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Is a tilt column, I try to line up the switch with the little triangle in the steering and the groove in the cylinder but cannot do it. There is a little steel leverage right nect to the cylinder, what is that for, does it have to do anything with the cylinder.

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Unread 07-02-2012, 08:19 AM   #14
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I'm not that familiar with the tilt wheel. Can you post a picture?
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Unread 07-02-2012, 08:41 AM   #15
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I am at work right now, I will try to get a picture and post it as soon as posible.
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