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Steeering Lock Removal

Muik

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Just wondering if anyone knows how to remove the steering column lock, I cant take the ignition out because its seized up, i am able to hot wire it to start but cant remove the steering lock to steer, any ideas?
Any help appreciated.
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You have to remove the ignition barrel mate, Can you turn the key to the on position? if you can then do so & get a piece of wire or a small allen key and on the side of the barrel that faces towards the driver there will be a small hole you have to stick the wire/allen key in the hole and then pull the barrel out by the key! I know this because i just did mine and the barrel can some times get seized in there so have some WD40 handy and a bit of patience:p i also just bought a new barrel with key head from autobarn for $55 (was on special down from $70) if the whole ignition is seized then you will most probably have to get a lock smith to look @ it!
 

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cant turn the key to get the ignition out, is there any other way of removing the barrel?
 

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Steering Lock

They are a real pain.
I've had vs statesman and a vs commodore both did the samething.
They only way I could remove the lock was to drill out the rivets on either side of the bracket as it is a solid unit The part is not repairable, both were bent and twisted by the time I got them out my concern was not damaging my dash or anything else in the process
 

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Some scum just tried to flog my vp but couldnt because of the imobiliser....but now have a problem with the steering lock. The ignition barrel is fine, the steering lock doesnt work anymore but is there any chance of it locking up while i am driving??
 

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No, its not engaging so it would not engage if the ignition is on so no scary moments, the steering lock is just a spring loaded metal block on the ignition barrell that lines up with a square hole on the steering shaft and its engaed when the key is out though the motherF#$ker who tried to steal it munted the slides and the block can`t get free IMO.
 
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