Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disable the air bag system, as outlined in CHASSIS ELECTRICAL of this guide.
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  3. Remove the lower panel of the dashboard.
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  5. Remove the knee bolster.
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  7. Remove the steering column upper and lower covers.
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  9. Unplug the connectors from the ignition switch.
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  11. Remove the steering column mounting nuts.
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  13. Lower the steering column.
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  15. Center punch the shear bolts.
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  17. Use a 3/16" (5mm) drill bit to drill out the heads of the bolts.
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  19. Remove the shear bolts, then remove the lock cylinder assembly.
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To install:
  1. Without the key in the lock cylinder, insert it into the steering column.
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  3. Finger-tighten the new shear bolts.
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  5. Insert the key into the new lock cylinder and check for proper switch operation.
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  7. Tighten the shear bolts until they snap off.
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  9. Align the steering column and tighten the bolts.
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  11. Plug the harness into the ignition switch.
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  13. Install the steering column covers.
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  15. Install the dashboard panel and knee bolster.
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  17. Enable the air bag system, as outlined in CHASSIS ELECTRICAL of this guide.
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