Ignition switch Issues

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Scalino
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Re: Ignition switch Issues

Post by Scalino » Sun May 10, 2020 8:33 pm

Thanks for the reply Georg! I can feel the key is in the right position and push down the pin. Still it won’t come out, it will move a tiny bit. This makes me believe I have taken out all of the screws, but I think it somehow catches on the steeringwheel lock mechanism. I’ll try again later this week with an extra pair of hands.

If anyone else has experience, I would love to hear it.

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Re: Ignition switch Issues

Post by ThomasK » Wed May 13, 2020 2:25 pm

I Think you are in the right Way. Play a bit around with the Key, the Lock and the pushdown of the mechanism and it will come put towards you!

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Re: Ignition switch Issues

Post by Georg » Wed May 13, 2020 4:42 pm

Perhaps these photos can help.
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Re: Ignition switch Issues

Post by Scalino » Wed May 13, 2020 5:29 pm

Thanks for the photos Georg and for the advice Thomas. I’ll try with an extra pair of hands and report back. It really feels like you need at least three for this job! :lol:

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Re: Ignition switch Issues

Post by Scalino » Thu May 21, 2020 8:25 pm

I’ve had a go with an extra pair of hands, but it still won’t budge. It’s definitely still stuck somewhere, as with two pair of hands it’s definitely not for a lack of force.

Georg, might I ask for a picture of the other side of the ignition switch?

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Re: Ignition switch Issues

Post by Georg » Fri May 22, 2020 9:57 am

My lock sits very, very, very tight in the steering column housing and it needs al LOT of effort to press it in and tear it out again.

Perhaps you grease the lock cylinder by pouring in WD40 or equivalent between lock cylinder and housing and then you gently press carefully with kind of a metal tube from the backside. Be careful not to bend any of the electrical pins.

You can only unlock t blocking when the key is in line the GAR sign on the front of the lock.
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Re: Ignition switch Issues

Post by Scalino » Fri May 22, 2020 9:08 pm

Thank you soo much Georg!

Your pictures show I indeed got every screw and the key is definitely in the right position. I’ll try some penetrating oil and see if I got some tube or take a socket to apply pressure from the back.

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Re: Ignition switch Issues

Post by Scalino » Sat May 23, 2020 3:42 pm

Succes :!:

I realised the crew that I took out on the bottom was looking a bit short, crawled underneath the steering column. Low and behold, there was another screw in there...

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