• Tiny
  • alexschwarzmeier
  • 1999 Land Rover Discovery 2
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 165,000 miles

I am trying to avoid having to pay 600 bucks for a new ignition cylinder by doing it myself. The key perfectly fits into the ignition, but does not turn to start the vehicle. So, i'm trying to take out the cylinder to bring it to my friend who is a locksmith, who can match up the pins in the cylinder to the key, but I need help taking it out. So, please if you can give me a detailed response, it would be helpful. ASAP please!

Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 7:34 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Dave H
  • Expert
  • 13,547 posts

Removal (Discovery)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove steering column shrouds. See STEERING COLUMN SHROUDS. Release 2 turnbuckles, and remove lower instrument panel cover. Remove 4 screws and knee bolster (if equipped).
Disconnect ignition switch connector from fuse box. See Fig. 6. Disconnect ignition switch main feed connector. See Fig. 7. Remove bulb holder from steering column lock shroud. Remove shear bolts by tapping in counterclockwise direction. Discard shear bolts. Remove steering lock saddle. See Fig. 8. Remove steering column lock assembly.
Position steering lock saddle, locating spigot in hole. Install lower lock assembly in steering column. Install, but DO NOT tighten, shear bolts. Reconnect electrical connectors. Install bulb holder in steering column shroud.
Reconnect negative battery cable. Ensure steering column lock operates properly. Tighten shear bolts until heads shear off. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.

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