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post #1 of 6 Old 04-13-2019, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Remove key from 1997 Bearcat

I have a 1997 454 Bearcat I picked up and cannot determine how to remove the ignition key. Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-13-2019, 07:50 AM
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Well we all know it's usually simple and turn to off position and pull key out. Sounds like it may be seized in there? If so spray some lubricant like PB blaster in their and let soak.

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It's locked in like there is a mechanism that needs to be actuated to release the key. The key has a hard rubber boot around it that keeps the elements from getting into the switch and also doesn't allow you to get access to spray anything in.
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Thereís no mechanism and itís probably the tumblers are seized. Rubber boot actually pulls off as seen in my picture of my key.
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Thanks, going out to try again. Appreciate the information.
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So were you successful yet?

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