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Ok, now I got the switch out of the back of the ignition and can get the car to start but there is the problem of the wheel lock locking up on me. How do I get the tumbler out or disengage the wheel lock? Is there a way to pull something apart so I can get the wheel lock to let loose? Thanks in advance and any ideas are appreciated!

Curtis

'72 Inka

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There's a pin on the bottom side of the steering column casting that locks the tumbler in. I've taken several out by drilling the pin with a #36 or else 7/64" drill and then use a self-tapping 6-32 screw to hold it in when you reassemble it.

I've also read on one of these boards that you can simply push the pin into the tumbler and pull the tumbler out. Reinstallation is just about as easy. Put the tumbler back right where it was and turn the key to push the pin back out. My Ford Ranger worked this way, so it may work on this one, too. I've just never tried it.

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in the space where the tumbler is. Ok, not cram it,

but push it in far enough so that it holds the wheel

lock open. You can fashion it's dimensions from

your tumbler. Or you could try pushing the tumbler

back in a certain distance to hold the lock open.

I drove my car home one day like this. I drilled out

my ignition tumbler w/ my cordless first. I think I

was driving w/ a pair of scissors or a pen to hold

the pin open, holding the steering wheel w/ my

knee and shifting w/ my LEFT hand. Hey, I think I've

got a good "2002 story" here. Good luck.

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