Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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Removal & installation

Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze

See Figures 1 and 2


CAUTION
The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before working around the steering column. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bags, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.

  1. Disarm the air bag system, as described in Scetion 6.
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  3. Remove the upper steering column shroud.
  4.  
  5. Pull down the lower steering column shroud enough to access the lock cylinder retaining tab.
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  7. Turn the ignition key to the RUN position.
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  9. Insert a small prying tool into the tab access hole and depress the tab.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Depress the retaining tab and remove the lock cylinder

  1. Pull the ignition lock cylinder from the steering column.
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To install:
  1. With the ignition key in the lock cylinder, turn the key to the RUN position. Depress the lock cylinder retaining tab.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 2: The shaft at the end of the ignition lock cylinder lines up to the socket at the end of the lock cylinder housing

  1. The shaft at the end of the ignition lock cylinder lines up to the socket at the end of the lock cylinder housing. The socket must be in the RUN position for the socket and lock cylinder to line up.
  2.  
  3. Line up the lock cylinder to the grooves in the lock cylinder housing. Insert the ignition lock cylinder into the housing until the retaining tab sticks through the opening in the housing.
  4.  
  5. Lightly pull on the ignition lock to make sure it has engaged the retaining tab.
  6.  
  7. Turn the key to the OFF position. Remove the ignition key.
  8.  
  9. Install the steering column covers.
  10.  
  11. Arm the air bag system, as described in Chassis Electrical .
  12.  

Sebring Coupe and Avenger

For information on removing/installing the Ignition Lock Cylinder, refer to the Ignition Switch removal and installation procedure, earlier in this section.

 
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