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92 geo ignition


nolaphoenix
03-21-2006, 10:43 AM
I have a 92 geo prizm that magically reappeared after friend borrowed it 3 years ago lost the keys and left it while I was in another state receiving cancer treatment. I just found it in a multi level parking garage after I found out that instead of junking like I asked friend to she drove it for two months lost the keys and left it. I need to remove it asap and the ignition has been messed with. Hubby and I tried to put it in neutral to roll it down the ramp and out of garage but of course you need a key to do that. I don't know what sort of part I am looking for. It looks like you could stick the key in it if I had it. I have been looking at car parts online and nothing looks like what I might need. Can anyone help me on what part I need or how I can disengage the steering wheel so it can be moved.

paganman7
06-07-2006, 10:10 PM
You can replace the key lock cylinder (it comes with 2 new keys). The key lock cylinder is the cylinder that connects the key to the ignition switch inside the cylinder.

After dismantling the steering column (if it isn't already), you press a small button on the bottom of the cylinder and pull the key lock out towards you. You may need to get the key lock in the "acc" position using a key. If you do not have the key, and it sounds like you don't, a dealer can turn the cylinder for you.

AndrewG09
08-18-2006, 03:39 PM
If the one above doesn't work, I suggest calling AAA. They can do just about anything. And if you're an AAA Plus member, they'll do it for free.

MT-2500
08-18-2006, 05:21 PM
I have a 92 geo prizm that magically reappeared after friend borrowed it 3 years ago lost the keys and left it while I was in another state receiving cancer treatment. I just found it in a multi level parking garage after I found out that instead of junking like I asked friend to she drove it for two months lost the keys and left it. I need to remove it asap and the ignition has been messed with. Hubby and I tried to put it in neutral to roll it down the ramp and out of garage but of course you need a key to do that. I don't know what sort of part I am looking for. It looks like you could stick the key in it if I had it. I have been looking at car parts online and nothing looks like what I might need. Can anyone help me on what part I need or how I can disengage the steering wheel so it can be moved.

Welcome to your first post on AF.
Yes the key cylinder can be relaced but without the old key to place the old key cylinder in right position it is a pain to remove old one.
Sometimes the old cylinder will have to be drilled out to remove.
After you get it out you can even use a screwdriver to turn switch on and start it ot turn wheel and get out of park.
Find a freind that knows a little about them and he may be able to drill and pop out old cylinder.
The proper way to change it is to remove the steering wheel and release from inside.

Also somtimes the dealer can make a key from vin no.
And sometimes the key punch tag no will be in glove box if you are lucky.
MT

Good Luck

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