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Buick Encore: Lock cylinder coding - ignition

Fig. 14: Lock Cylinder Components - Ignition
Fig. 14: Lock Cylinder Components - Ignition

The ignition lock cylinder uses 8 key cut positions, 1-8. The ignition cylinder tumblers (3) are located on alternate sides of the cylinder (5). They are not snap-in and are not self-retaining. It follows the key code with the first tumbler being the first depth of the key code, closest to the head of the key.

NOTE: All lock cylinders for side milled keys have right and left tumblers. The location of the tooth of the tumbler determines whether it is right of left.

Illustrations in this procedure show the right tumblers on the top and the left tumblers on the bottom. All tumblers are marked 1R, 1L, 2R, or 2L. The number being cut depth and the letter meaning right or left.

  1. Hold the ignition cylinder assembly (5) so the side with the tumbler spring pocket located closest to the head of the cylinder is facing up.
  2. Insert the tumbler spring (7) into each of the 4 spring pockets of the cylinder assembly. This side of the cylinder used left tumblers.
  3. The first tumbler (3) to be loaded will be the first key cut position, which is the first number in the key code. Install the tumbler in the slot over the spring. Install the remaining right tumblers following the key code and same process, pressing the tumblers in place until they are secure.
  4.  Rotate the cylinder assembly. Insert the tumbler spring into each of the spring pockets of the cylinder assembly. This side of the cylinder used right tumblers.
  5. The first tumbler (3) to be loaded will be the second key cut position, the second number in the key code.

    Install the first tumbler in the slot over the spring. Install the remaining left tumblers following the key code and same process, pressing the tumblers in place until they are secure.

  6. Inspect for correct loading of the tumblers by inserting the key into the cylinder. All tumblers should drop flush with the lock cylinder body diameter.
  7. With the key in the cylinder assembly insert the round connector (6), insert the retainer spring (2) in the retainer slot located in the cylinder assembly. Insert the retainer (1) lining it up in the slot over the spring.

    Depress the retainer and hold.

  8. Insert the cylinder into the sleeve (4) as shown in the print. Make sure the actuator stays located properly in the cylinder.
  9. When the key is removed, the lock should stay together.
  10. Lightly lubricate the outside surface in the tumbler area of in the lock body and down the key slot using the provided grease. Insert and extract the key 5 times to lubricate the keyway.
  11. Insert the key and function the lock 3 times to distribute the grease inside the sleeve.
  12. Verify the key position for inserting the lock into the column.

REAR COMPARTMENT LID AND LIFTGATE LOCK CYLINDER CODING

Fig. 15: Exploded View Of Lock Cylinder
Fig. 15: Exploded View Of Lock Cylinder

The deck lock cylinder only uses 7 of the 10 cut positions, 4 through 10. The tumbler positions are staggered from side to side, 4 on one side and 3 on the other side. The deck lock cylinder tumblers are self-retaining. After removing the current lock, identify the direction the lever or switch is attached to tail of the lock.

NOTE: All lock cylinders for side milled keys have right and left tumblers. The location of the tooth of the tumbler determines whether it is right of left.

Illustrations in this procedure show the right tumblers on the top and the left tumblers on the bottom. All tumblers are marked 1R, 1L, 2R, or 2L. The number being cut depth and the letter meaning right or left.

  1. Rotate the cylinder (1) so the side with the 4 tumbler spring wells faces up.
  2. Insert the tumbler springs (2) into the 4 spring wells.
  3. Install the tumbler (3) for key cut position 4 in the slot closest to the cylinder. Install the remaining tumblers, key cut positions 6, 8 and 10, following the key code and same process. Press the tumblers in place until they are secure.
  4. Check the correct loading of the tumblers by inserting the key into the cylinder. All tumblers should be flush with the lock cylinder body.
  5. Turn the cylinder so the side with the 3 tumbler spring wells faces up.
  6. Insert the tumbler springs into the 3 spring wells.
  7. The first tumbler closest to the front of the lock cylinder to be loaded will be the fifth key cut position.

    Install the remaining tumblers for key cut positions 7 and 9. Press the tumblers in place until they are secure.

  8. Check the correct loading of the tumblers by inserting the key into the cylinder. All of the tumblers should be flush with the lock cylinder body.
  9. Apply lubricant to the cylinder body and tumbler surfaces along with a small amount in the head of the cylinder using the supplied grease.
  10. Install 2 springs (4) into the spring wells in the head of the lock cylinder.
  11. Snap the shutter assembly (5) into the cylinder.
  12. Assemble the cylinder into the case (6).
  13. Align dimples of the cylinder cap (7) with the 4 recesses in the cap. Secure by pressing the cap into place with light hand pressure. If the package contains a switch assembly instead of a lever, assembly switch to back of the lock matching the orientation of the lock removed. Place washer on top of switch and secure with retainer clip (10).
  14. If required, assemble the rod clip (9) to the lever (8) using the recorded lever information.
  15. Assemble the lever to the lock. Use retainer clip (10) to retain the lever assembly.
  16. If supplied, assemble the gasket to the lock.
  17. Insert the key into the lock and function the lock to check for proper assembly and smooth operation.

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