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Can you straight up swithc an ignition from one olds alero to another of the same year? im affraid ill set of a security code.

There are 2 clips and then 2 wires, it appears that i would have to cut the 2 wires to get it out. Would it be easier to just change the actual tumblers out?

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Not sure I follow your question, but you can change the lock as long as you get a key blank that matches the chip in the old key.
The lock cylinder only holds the sensor for the chip in the key.

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