Manual to auto trans ignition lock cylinder?

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  1. AK49BWL

    AK49BWL I'm Awesome

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    Hey all, searched on this but couldn't find anything but how-to videos of actually replacing the ignition lock cylinder, which I already know how to do lol... My question is, can I use a lock cylinder designed for automatic trucks on my standard? My truck is a 97 with the standard, but I don't even have to use the button on the lock cylinder (and I rather like it that way) - however currently my key just falls out while I'm driving. Looking to replace all my lock cylinders at once (because my door key only works when it wants to as well, and doesn't match the ignition), and it seems very difficult to find a set with the "manual button" ignition cylinder. TIA
     
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    I replaced all my locks about three years ago with this set: https://www.classicindustries.com/product/312314.html

    Mine is a manual and the old cylinder had the button, but it was so worn it required wiggling the key to get it to start or release the key after shutting it off. I assume what I replaced it with is an automatic cylinder since it doesn't have the button. It was a direct swap and works fine. I also prefer not needing to push a button to release the key.
     
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    Right, I was able to find a lot of the manual ignition cylinder by itself, but not all three lock cylinders at once with the same key lol. I did find one lot, but for like $40 more than the button-less sets were going for. I'm going to give the auto set a shot and report back.
     

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