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ignition lock cylinder

05-11-2009, 11:23 PM
to make a long story short I am a moron. I just purchased a 1995 neon loved driving it for the two days I could. The problem is I have lost the ONE and only key that I had for it. I called the dodge dealer and was told as long as the ignition lock cylinder hadn't been changed he could make me a key and hope for the best because we have no clue if it was changed or not. My question now is if it has been changed and i have to replace the unit how hard is it and can anybody give me very detailed idiot proof directions on how to switch it out.


05-12-2009, 07:57 AM
It's really easy to replace. If you need detailed instructions, I can provide them to you. But find out first if you need to replace it.

05-12-2009, 08:05 AM
Im praying that I don't have to replace it. I have ripped my house apart looking for the damn key. I shouldn't hide things on me. The Service guy at Dodge told me that ignition problems were common and chances are it may have been replaced in that case Im SOL I have read instructions on how to remove and replace however without a key i can't turn it to the on position.

Oldsmobile Doctor
05-12-2009, 12:58 PM
Do all the locks match? If so than it is unlikely that all of them were changed. I am not sure about Dodge but GM puts a lock code number on the lock. If so I would remove the trunk lock and get the number. Most locksmiths can cut a key using this number. If not a good one should make a key to match the lock.

05-12-2009, 01:11 PM
Yep, one key for all the locks.

Oldsmobile Doctor
05-12-2009, 01:15 PM
I know that, but did his lost key fit all locks.

05-12-2009, 01:25 PM
Yes and yes the key fit all the locks, trunk, doors and ignition. So this is good news for me. Thanks all for the replies!!

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