...The video exaggerates the movements to show the depth the tool has to be inserted and the motions...
Tri - thanks for the video. Maybe a dumb question but when you're doing all that maneuvering, are you guided by feel? What are you looking for to indicate success?
Sorry, guess i missed this.
You insert the tool 23.5mm and you'll feel the tip fall into a channel or valley.
This is where the locking tab lives. It falls into this channel becase the tab only has three sides. Think a three sided rectangle, or upside down U. The peak of the U is facing upwards locking the cylinder in. There is no bottom of the U so you feel the open area.
You raise the tool straight up when you locate the channel, twist the tool right or left to engage the side of the U , and while keeping the tool torqued, drag it downward.
This forces the tip into the side of the wafer that is spring loaded.
As you bring it downward, stop at the bottom of the stroke and pull.
I do it very quickly because I've done dozens and dozens. You need to be more deliberate.
On the lucky down stroke. The cylinder will pop out. THAT is your happy place.
Then you deal with re-keying.
Or deal with a pinned cylinder that was ordered by VIN, but it's out.