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Rekeying the Ignition
« on: January 02, 2021, 05:37:07 PM »
My lock cylinder neither holds the keys in anymore or warns when I forget the keys in. (By the way an AAA membership is fantastic)
I bought a replacement but it comes with a new set of keys and I'm not about to redo all the locks. The TSM says you can repin the lock cylinders but the retainer is staked. I couldn't even get a locksmith to take a shot at it.

Anyone had luck gently bending back the staking and repinning?

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Re: Rekeying the Ignition
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2021, 09:58:01 PM »
Found this.
"Inside an Ignition Lock from an AMC Eagle"
Says they're a GM part.
Example is for an '82. Replacement key cylinder in video is a BWD CS70L.
(Says there's a minor differences for '86 up, but shouldn't be a problem.)

Doesn't show the repinning.
In video description: "UPDATE: Removing the pin retainer however is a different story. Once it's off, prepare to try to put it back in and keep it there!"

« Last Edit: July 16, 2021, 10:02:17 PM by Canoe »

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Re: Rekeying the Ignition
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2021, 12:30:51 PM »
Maybe you can check in with AMC of Houston. He seems to know a lot about locks and keys.  Good luck!
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Re: Rekeying the Ignition
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 03:17:06 PM »


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