Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: '87 570SEC (FrankenBenz) '87 560SEL (Lisa), '87 560SEC (Bling)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Originally Posted by cjscopp
It's not that difficult until it sticks. Turn key to position where the 2 little holes line up. Insert two small wires to push back the internal locks, unscrew the black lock ring and then pull the tumbler out.
That's what is needed if the key still turns.
Without being able to turn the key, you can't release the hardened steel black metal cover over the tumbler set and I've heard that nuclear weapons are occasionally needed at this point.
What we're all stating is that you must do it As Soon As Possible to keep a $50 task from turning into a $500 task.
US '87 560SEC with Euro headlights, clear markers, H&Rs, 18x8.5, ATE slotted rotors with semi-metallics, BergWerks FGS, 3.07 Limited Slip.
In progress - FrankenBenz SEC: GM LS6 5.7L engine with custom 4L60E 4-spd overdrive transmission, GM rack and pinion.
One of my goals with the FrankenBenz is to scare women and children, and to have Lexus drivers spill their latte.