Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 05:27:51 -0400
From: itten <ittennospamast.net>
Subject: Re: 88 900s Key Problem


No. The screwdriver won't turn the cylinder at all. > itten wrote: > > Just bought an 88 900s with ignition switch problems. The former owner > > was turning the ignition with a flathead screwdriver because he claimed > > the key he had was flimsy and would bend or break off if inserted in > > the keyhole. I started the car a few times with the screwdriver and > > now it won't start at all. Is there some other way I can get the car > > moving so I can take it to the shop? > > Will the key turn enough to disengage the gearshift lock (so you can put > it into gear)? > > If so, then you can jumber the switch to start it. You'll need to remove > the plastic centre console, the panel where your keys normally sit. > > If not, then you have a slightly bigger job. You will need to make a > special 3 pointed tool in order to remove the casting which retains the > ignition lock.

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