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Anatomy of a Nissan ignition lock assembly


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Just finished re-keying this ignition lock for my 90 Sentra to match the key for my pathfinder, some guys on a lock picking forum I frequent wanted pics for future reference so I figured I would post them here as well, not sure of what every part is called, I am not a lock smith I am just good at looking at something and figuring out how they work:


front view of assembly showing pin that has to be removed to remove lock cylinder:



rear view showing pin that has to be removed to remove lock cylinder:



2 pins removed:



believe this is the switch that activates the beep when you leave the key in:



removing lock cylinder, pic shows spring on top of lever and hole where one of the pins engages that holds the cylinder in the housing:



lock cylinder removed:



button you press to remove key, and lever?:



part that engages the electrical ignition switch left side,:



lock tumbler showing pins in what would be the no key locked position, 8 wafers:



spacer between lock cylinder and housing:



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  • 7 years later...

I know this is a very old thread, but I am looking to rekey my ignition and was wondering if you had any more information on how those pins were removed. Not all the pictures are showing up over 7 years after the original posting. Do you remember how you were able to get them out? Any help is appreciated. Thanks. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

The little pins are removed by drilling a small hole next to each pin, than prying the pin out with a scribe tool or similar tool

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