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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (SSj4G60)

You have to drill a small hole in the top of the casting and press this small button. The Bently manual explains it pretty well. I did it a few years back and forget the exact measurements, but if you have a manual check it out. If not, IM me and I'll go look it up, copy it and send it to you. But don't make me do work if you can get your hands on a manual!!!
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (twoody)


im replacing part 5
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (SSj4G60)

Yup... You gotta drill a hole in the casing to get the lock cylinder out.

Once the lock cylinder is out you can remove the casing and replace your switch.
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (vw mofo)

but can i still use the same lock cyl ??
i just realized before in the 3rd CCA link it says i can pull it off but itll be a bitch
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (SSj4G60)

If you want to use the same lock cylinder why are you taking it out? No it sucks, you have to get a new one, then have the tumblers in all your locks changed to match your ignition, or you could just carry two differnt VW keys like the rest of us schmucks do.
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (burgundyvr6)

Bob,
You should be able to replace the electrical part of the switch with out removing the lock cylinder.
If you already have the shear bolts off the knuckle piece, then you only have to remove it to gain access to the screw for the switch.
Put your key in the lock and turn it like you are trying to start the car. While doing this pull on the knuckle piece and it should come off.
The steering wheel lock is holding it on.
HTH's
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (burgundyvr6)

quote:[HR][/HR]If you want to use the same lock cylinder why are you taking it out? No it sucks, you have to get a new one, then have the tumblers in all your locks changed to match your ignition, or you could just carry two differnt VW keys like the rest of us schmucks do.[HR][/HR]​
Im already walking around w/ 2 different keys cause #1 broke on me a few years ago (steering wheel stayed locked but car would start) im trying to change just the igntion switch ,
eric ill give that a shot , i was pulling at that thing like crazy last night but now w/ the key in the ignition
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (SSj4G60)

anyone else have pics of what im looking for , ive drilled a hole but im not seeing anything to push
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (SSj4G60)

You need to use a small screw driver or anything small enough to fit in the hole you drilled. Push in on it with the keys in the "on" position and then pull the cylinder out.
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (vw mofo)

thats the thing , im not seeing anything to push
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (SSj4G60)

There's nothing to see really... Its a black spring dealie... Just push down in the hole you drilled, turn the key on and pull...
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (vw mofo)

im not seeing any black spring dealie , i can see stuff moving when i turn the key though
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (SSj4G60)

You really don't need to go through all that hassel, have you tried using a small thin screw driver on the little screw on the backside.
Contrary to what eople say it is very easy to do, just be patient and it will unscrew right off.
Ty it!
The screw is part six on the exploded diagram.


[Modified by Alpineg60, 3:13 PM 1-3-2003]
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (Alpineg60)

yea i tried it got nowhere ,its on there good
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (SSj4G60)

quote:[HR][/HR]i can see stuff moving when i turn the key though [HR][/HR]​
Then you probably drilled in the wrong spot....
~edit: a small allen wrench works very well to push on the spring clip.


[Modified by SLC4EVER, 12:13 AM 1-4-2003]
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (SLC4EVER)

i drilled in the same spot as kieth and some more , i dunno im just gonna wait on my friend who knows what hes doing
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (SSj4G60)

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im replacing part 5 [HR][/HR]​
Part #5 is just the electricl piece guys...
you don't need to drill a hole or anything to get that out... There is a little screw in the back (part #6) that hold that little POS in there... I used a cut off jeweler's srewedriver to get to it (it's a little phillips head). You may need to use a mirror to see it....
 

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Re: removing lock cylinder from steering column(ignition switch) (Thompson)

its all back together didnt mess anything up luckily
 
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