ignition lock cylinder removal on 2000 Dodge Intrepid

how do you remove ignition lock cylinder when key wont turn to the on position? The manual says key must be in the on position to depress pin on cylinder housing to slide out cylinder but key will not turn.

by in Edgewater, FL on July 04, 2010
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on July 04, 2010
Try rocking the steering wheel from side to side as you try to turn the ignition key. If that doesn't work try lubricating the key tumbler and turning the key with a vise grips in order to get the key in a position to depress the plunger. After that you may need to drill out the lock or pin.
COMMENT by on September 25, 2010
how and where do i drill
ANSWER by on July 11, 2010
drill it out
COMMENT by on September 25, 2010
how and where do i drill the lock
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If the ignition key does not turn and/or cannot be removed, a new lock cylinder may be needed. A worn key can also cause similar problems.