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How to Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder 98-04 Dodge Intrepid

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How to Replace Ignition Lock Cylinder 98-04 Dodge Intrepid

Created on: 2011-04-04

Watch this video to learn how to fix your ignition lock. The experts at 1A Auto show you how to replace the ignition key lock cylinder on your 98-04 Dodge Intrepid.

  1. step 1 :Disconnecting the Battery
    • Disconnect your negative battery cable, which is located on the passenger side at the top of the shock tower
    • Use your 15mm wrench
  2. step 2 :Removing Ignition Cylinder
    • Use your torx drivers, remove the T30 screw
    • Remove the two T15 screws underneath
    • Pull up on the steering column cover to pop it off
    • Unclip the ignition cylinder bezel
    • Turn the key to the 'run' position and press the little button on the side and pull the cylinder out
  3. step 3 :Install the New Ignition Cylinder
    • Stick the new ignition cylinder in and click the button in
    • Click the cylinder bezel back in, making sure the little mark indicating the top position is pointing up
    • Put the steering column cover back on, starting with the bottom piece, and click the top one over
    • Screw in your two T15 screws and your T30 screw
  4. step 4 :Reconnecting the battery
    • Use your 15mm wrench

Tools needed for replacement

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T15 Torx Driver

    T30 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

    15mm Wrench

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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing or maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20-plus years' experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed correctly. That's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video we're going to show you how to replace the ignition lock cylinder on this 2004 Dodge Intrepid, same for most of these Intrepids for this era. It's pretty easy. The only tools you'll need are a T15 and T30 Torx screwdrivers and a 15 mm wrench to disconnect your battery.

First you are going to want to disconnect your negative battery cable, which is on the passenger side up by the top of the shock tower. You are going to start by removing a T30 screw for your tilt lever. Now, underneath you want to remove two T15 screws. Now, kind of press in right here and pull up to break that loose. It's the same thing on this side. Remove the top portion, it pulls down and around. Now, there is a clip here and on the other side. Now you didn't have to take that off, but it makes it easier for me to show you this little button here. With the key in you change it to the run position and then you press up on a little button here and pull your key lock cylinder right out.

Here's the new lock cylinder from 1A Auto. Here's the lock cylinder for the OE. The only difference you can see here is that this kind of turns that way. Obviously there is nothing wrong with this one, but I'll just show you the new one from 1A Auto. It should go right in. Install the original one. Put this back on. There's a little tab that marks the top position. Put that on. Take this lower bezel, put it around the lock first and just kind of push it up into position. The upper one, kind of push it against the steering wheel. Make sure it goes down over the hazard there. Push that up and together over on the other side. Squeeze it tight together.

Now we'll fast forward through putting on those T15 screws in the bottom and then securing your tilt lever with the T30 screw. Then you want to use your 15 mm wrench and reconnect the negative battery cable.

We hope this helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. Please, feel free to call us toll free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the internet and in person. Thank you.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T15 Torx Driver
  • T30 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench

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