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Ignition key on 1999 Plymouth minivan

I beleive the the ignition tumbler is jamed,not quit sure at this point…its a friends car,and i was asked to see if i could help…from what i understand this problem has been happening for about a year,for the most part the driver has unjamed it and didn=t think of it till the next…well there is no more next times.My Quesestion is the air bag in the steering wheel,and can i get around it…and or if there’s some tips i can get that may make this more simpler…your response will be most appreciated Thanks

i think any cost savings will be negated by accidental ignition of the air bag. why not make some calls around to a few locksmiths and chrysler garages to see what they estimate it will cost to replace it?

Please describe the “jamming”. There might be another area, rather than the ignition switch lock, which is at fault.

You don’t have to mess with the air bag.

Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.

Remove the steering column screws.

Disconnect the cable from the parking brake handle.

Remove the screws from the steering column shrowd.

Remove the lower shrowd.

Turn the ignition switch to the run position.

With a screwdriver, depress the tab on the lock cylinder and remove the lock cylinder.