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I have a 1996 Honda accord ex sedan. I lost my only keys to the car, and the ignition is not the original so neither is the key. I want to switch out the lock cylinder, but without the keys I cant get the ignition to the first position to press down the pin. After talking to multiple locksmiths, Honda technicians and friends ive come to realize I need to drill it out. What I need to know is how to go about doing it so that I don't cause damage to my ignition and are able to replace it. Please reply with anything that might help, thank you!
 

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By doing this yourself you'll probably end up spending more than you would if you'd just have a dealer or a locksmith do it. If I had to guess, a locksmith could A) come to your house and do it, and B) be done in an hour or less with the added bonus of C) not busting/scratching things in the process.
 

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I would suggest calling a few locksmiths, if the door lock is the same as the ignition, they can probably make a key from the door lock or the trunk lock.

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I would suggest calling a few locksmiths, if the door lock is the same as the ignition, they can probably make a key from the door lock or the trunk lock.
But he already tried that. :wave:

How about a hammer drill and a really sharp titanium bit.
Once you drill a good hole in the keyhole, screw in the dent puller, and get yanking. :devil

Nope. Pretty sure this is not how it's done.
How about searching youtube?
I think I might use one of those private windows.
You might end up at some car thieves web site. :0
 

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But he already tried that. :wave:
He already called locksmiths and asked what needed to be done, he didn't say he had a locksmith come out and actually try it

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he didn't say he had a locksmith come out and actually try it
Good point.

As for Gregs video, that guy seems to know his stuff.
Hire him if you can. I would not touch it myself.
 

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Metal is soft so drill a hole in it and then use a backing out tool.
You are responding to a 3 year old thread. The OP already said he realizes he will need to drill it out. He was asking HOW to drill it out.
 

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You are responding to a 3 year old thread. The OP already said he realizes he will need to drill it out. He was asking HOW to drill it out.
He just joined. Give him time to break in his saddle.
 

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^Human nature. People join a group and they want to participate. Not me of course. I never, ever make miskates.
 
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