1998 Volkswagen Golf Ignition Cylinder Housing

Tiny
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  • 1998 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
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1998 Volkswagen Golf 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

My VW Golf needs the ignition cylinder housing removed to replace the lock and switch. 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. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 3:07 PM

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COMPLETE REPLACEMENT STEPS

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Center the steering wheel.
Remove the air bag.
Remove the steering column switches.
If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, detach the shift lock cable from the lock cylinder housing.
Remove the adapter sleeve from the steering column.
Remove the spring and horn contact ring from the steering column assembly.
Detach the sheer bolt.
Insert the ignition key and unlock the cylinder, then detach the wiring connectors.
Once all wiring has been detached, slide the housing off the steering column.

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To make the hole, use the following measurements in conjunction with the illustrations. Drill the hole where "a" and "b" intersect on the lock body. The hole should be drilled 0.19 inch (3mm) deep


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Mark and drill the lock cylinder as shown and described in the above procedure.

Compress the stop spring and pull the lock cylinder out of the steering column housing.
Put the new lock cylinder into the steering lock housing.
Insert the key into the lock cylinder.
While you gently turn the key, insert the lock cylinder fully into the housing.
The rest of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

NOTE
Always use a new shear pin when installing the lock cylinder.
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 5:07 PM
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Thanks alot for the help. Just found out it was a wire loose on the ignition switch!
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 6:45 PM

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