Last night I thought I’d give the Vette a start for warm up. After a few minutes of idling I tried to turn the key into the “off” position and the damn this was stuck solid.
So here’s the Vette in the garage getting hotter and smelling up the garage with exhaust even while the door was opened. The only way I could cut off the engine was to pull the ignition coil wire. Once that killed the engine I was able to disconnect the battery and kill all the power
In order to replace the ignition key tumbler you have to remove the entire steering wheel and either disable VATS or get a key that has the compatible VATS code. All it is a resistor with a particular value that’s within the range of 15 possibilities.