Compress the stop spring and pull the lock cylinder out of the steering column housing. The steering wheel lock to lock can be described as the number of turns it takes for a driver to get a fully turned wheel on one side turned fully to the other side. The spring returns the key to the on position and it runs just fine. Interesting though, if I push the pin down first and then turn the key it turns with a lot more ease. Possible fuse issue or original problem not remedied by new switch. The ignition lock is in the up position. If you can't figure it out, feel free to sign up to the forums linked at the top.
You can remove the broken part so that lock can be used again. February 19, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The key should still work. I will bet anything that we will be unable to reproduce the prob at our first Dealer service. A tech article said the column lock is blocked until the assembly is renewed. October 9, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Reach inside the cylinder housing in the column. My ignition will not turn off the electrical power to the car in the off position. Does the vehicle power down? Just the switch right, and can I get away without full ignition replacement? I would not think removing the airbag will get you any closer to a solution.
Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. You could, of course, use a dremel bit to grind it away. Call the dealer, they should be able to do that. Has anyone been down this path before? Make sure to keep the axle dry and free from moisture or leaks. Is there any way to just repair the ignition lock cylinder or do I have to by a new one with new keys? The steering wheel lock to lock is about 540°. I couldn't get it in and struggle to get it out sometimes. If you have a mk5, the ignition switch is at the end of the assembly shown below.
Does this mean getting a new one or can the original one be reset. June 5, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not if replacing only the lock cylinder. September 14, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Shear bolts are either removed via drilling or knocking them loose using a chisel, then unscrewing. Or do i have do bring the car to the dealer? Here is more detail on the latch if you didn't catch it in the video. If the oil level is low, top it up. Better spare some time to check it than to spend money for engine repair or replacement. August 28, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Can you share photos of the old and new switch? Strap your seat belt with care every time, but do not be too paranoid that you would end up not using it.
When I try to remove the key it is cannot be released. I have used multiple keys with no avail and not getting immobilizer light on panel. It locked up so bad one time that I had to pull the column covers off and use a rubber mallet on the top of the locking mechanism to get the pin to drop so the key would turn. Alternatively, you can replace the lock cylinder and electrical connection with the stalks on. If so how do I remove the shear bolts once I drill them out.
The shaft will return to its correct position once the steering wheel is refitted and tightened. My searing wheel is olso locked. As described, the car was on flat ground and the front wheels were not curbed. And do I need to remove the shear bolts to remove the ignition housing. Meaning I need to replace the switch.
The full article is for forum members only but enough is shown that you can get the steering wheel off if you don't feel like signing up. I forget if these models have one. The tumbler may not be turning it. The entire assembly is removed from the car for illustration. Tools:12mm triple square bit not torx! The moisture can also cause gaskets, bolts, and to all the other metallic or steel parts of your car to rust.
The problem is that my key won't turn past the assceory position. Okay, I finally figured this out. Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. To remove the lock cylinder you may have to remove the clockspring and turn signals. And if I need to replace the lock cylinder, would my problem with the key not turning all way make the process harder? Sometimes it is just the direct injections and fuel injectors, and that is perfectly normal especially if your car is new. When I insert the key and turn clockwise to the start position the car engine starts like normal. Problem is that the hook shaped part of the spindle is obstructed by the barrel housing and can't turn October 10, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: hm.
April 11, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like you are losing terminal 15 at the ignition switch. Do as shown here in article. . I got only single key. Lubricated it with graphite lube, no broken parts, so want to reassemble. I've taken everything off down to the spring and bearing on the column but dont know how to remove the spring to get the cylinder housing off. May 10, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Try holding the steering lock down, then pull key out.
If your old mechanical key works in it, you should be ok. If you get a wiring diagram and share it with me, I can help determine what might be going one. If you let the cylinder get to the point where you can no longer turn the key in the ignition, you will end up having to replace the entire ignition switch assembly. February 23, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Try a different key, also, using a scan tool, does it see that the wrong key is being used? But now that doesn't do the trick. If I do get just the switch can I still use my old keys? Comments: I have a 2008 Jetta and the ignition lock housing and I need to replace it. November 12, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Best bet is to call a dealer. It's as if the car is trying to straighen the front wheels after sitting for a while but hits against the steering lock.