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key barrel removal - HELP

Shifty1

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Hey guys

well a BIG thanks to upweapn for comin over n having a look at the VC.. much appreciated..

now, i need to know how to remove the key barrel from the steering column that has a full metal jacket..

s0sage gave me directions (another big thx to him too!) however because of the FMJ they dont make sense..

any help guys?
 

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yeah this is hard i changed one on my old vk and it turned out alright but i couldn't the steering lock to work. Someone might be able to explain better as its been almost 2 years. (undo battery first) first thing remove steering wheel 2 unbolt the whole steering column under the dash 3 remove the turn indicator bit 3 screws from memory then tunr the keys on. and there should be metal bar in a plastic slide clip thing (yeah i know my stuff) i just broke the plastic bit in mine as i found almost impossible to get it out. I had the whole big cylinder part with the barrel in it already (out of a VC). if its the you just want to replace someone prolly knows how to do that
 

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Yeah, we tried getting the steering wheel off.. but without a whel puller its hard.. and we didnt strike the centre nut.. we were trying to hit it toward us.. ;)
 

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I remember there was also a couple of screws on top to loosen the plastic slide bit which is why i dropped the column down. Steering wheels are a prick to get off youtry loosening the nut and driving around the block and it might come loose bashing it doesn't always work. I bought a puller from super cheap then took it back and said it didn't work after i was finished to save me money.
 

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i would drive it around the block but it doesnt start...
 

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why not because the ignition is stuffed
 

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yeah.. that spring broke n its jamming it up now..
 

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it wont turn far enough to start..
 

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can you get it to the ignition on part?
 
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