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Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 16:45:54 GMT
From: FatHoss <>
Subject: Re: Steering wheel / ignition lock removal 97 9000

Thanks Fred, Yes, I'm familiar with the ignition switch replacement, I needed to get the actual lock cylendar out of the metal housing. Once I removed the plastic covers, brake lock actuator, ignition switch, steering wheel and airbag, turn signal and wiper levers, I was able to release the entire locking mechanisim from the adjustable slide. Once I brought the assembly into the house to get a better look I noticed a paperclip sized hole in the bottom or the cylendar housing. Sure enough, with the key turned 3/4 of a turn I was able to release the cylendar. The release could have been done in the car, just by removing the lower plastic cover and sticking a paperclip in the hole with the key in the proper position. Rich On Thu, 16 May 2002 12:50:47 GMT, "Fred Wills" <> wrote: > >"FatHoss" <> wrote in message >news:52i5euojs1c80j5crfin7asr3cvpu6ak9unopsamcom... >> Hello all, >> >> Any tips or tricks to removing the steering wheel / ignition from a >> 97 9000? I know enough to remove the battery leads to limit the >> possibility of an accidental airbag discharge. Is there anything else >> that I should be aware of? Oh yea, I'm removing the ignition because I >> have 1/2 a key stuck in the bottom of the cylendar. >> >> Any help appreciated > >If the '97 is the same as the earlier model years (and I suspect it is) you >don't need to remove the wheel to remove the ignition lock and switch >assembly. I did this on a '93 9000 recently by just removing the upper and >lower plastic covers and then there is a couple of allen type set-screws >that secure the switch assembly to the steering column. Bad ignition >switches are a fairly common problem on 9000s. > >-Fred > > >--- >Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. >Checked by AVG anti-virus system ( >Version: 6.0.361 / Virus Database: 199 - Release Date: 5/7/2002 >

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