My 1989 760 turbo estate seems to have damaged pins in the ignition barrel. the key, which happens to be the smaller spare key, as this is all I got when I bought it, slides in but will not turn, I have checked it is in park, wiggled the steering and it still will not turn. Therefore I thought the best course of action would be to replace the ignition barrel as this seems to be the problem. Only trouble is I have no idea how to, I removed the 2 screws under the housing but this still stayed in solid and I could see no more, can anybody tell me how to get the barrel out for replacement?
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Re: how do you get out the ignition barrel
On alot of vehicles from the mid 80's and newer you have to take off your steering wheel and get a tool called a lock plate remover... take off your horn assembly.. your lock plate(locks your steering wheel from moving.. ) and then you need the key... try to turn it to the accesory position.. towards you.. it should slide out and new lock switch slides in... these are generic steps.. your car may be a little different.. but it should give you a good enough guide to either try or maybe get a friend to help good luck..
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Might have to have the barrel drilled out and replaced, I have removed broken keys with very fine crochet needles and a lot of patience. To take a barrel out without damage the key needs to be turned into the first position to depress the barrel lock pin, which you can't do with the broken key in. Good luck
sounds like your ignition barrel is warn out .the corrigations on your key pushup small metal pins called tumbelrs when warn thay can fall out -or be pushed out by the verry small springs behind them.as a rule you cant fix it .you need to get a new ignition barrel.
Hi Once the cowling around the ignition is removed, turn ignition switch to the first position (because the key is in the switch you should be able to rotate to the first position)
On the top side of the ignition barrel there is a spring loaded pin ( this pin is difficult to see and get at)
When you have located this pin press it in ( use the cranked end of an alen key )
While its pressed in pull out the ignition barrel with the broken key in it
when you have the barrel in your hand you will be able to get broken key out.
All the best with this problem
If you mean the ignition key barrel ??? The key needs to be inserted into the switch assy and turned to (usually) the first key position, there will be a small hole in the barrel assy in order to press a locating pin (check replacement barrel for exact location). Press the pin and pull the key assy from the barrel assy. ( door locks can be coded to new key also) Good Luck
you will have to split the ignition barrel, using either a hammer and small thin chisel or an old screw driver, if you split both side opposite the barrel will fall out, it will in some cases leave the barrel stalk in the black box (the electrical black plastic box at the other side of the barrel housing) to remove this turn with a screwdriver to either position 1 or position 2, at the front of the barrel housing is a release pin hole which will need a small allen key or pot rivet pushing into it to release the barrel stalk, remove with pliars or with flat blade screw drive, place key in new barrell hold thumb over secure pin holding it into the new barrel, then gently turn key 90 degrees, and offer into barrel housing, ensure the secure pin is at all time still into the barrel, slide the barrel into houseing slowly until you mate up the barrel stalk to the black box, and slide in until you hear the secure pin click into place, turn key back to zere and remove slowly, the new barrel is fitted. should take about an hour from start to finish, if it was not seized no more than 15 min to complete. hope this helps.
406 is prone to damaged internal contacts in the ignition key barrel, one of the cables there supplies power to the heater blowers. What happens is there is a large supporting clip that takes the weight of the bundle of cables from the ignition barrel, this becomes loose or fails and allows the weight of the bundle to hang on the back of the barrel, the end result is loss of supply to various systems as well as damage to the key barrel itself. Drop the under steering kick pannel and try a wiggle of the bundle while you have everything switched on and the engine running, if you get intermittant blowers running you have found the fault!
Remove the plastic covers around the ignition switch, insert the key in the ignition and turn the key to ignition on position (just before start position) now locate the pin on the side of the ignition switch which is flush with the aluminium housing holding the barrel,the pin is about 3 mm in diameter.Gently press the pin inwards (which is spring loaded) with a sharp pointed object e.g small screwdriver and at the same time while holding the pin, pull on the ignition key as if you want to remove the key, and the barrel will slide out completely.
you can only push this detent pin in when ignition is in on position try to put key that snapped in and wriggle it around to try and turn ignition to on position so then you can remove barrel
if cant turn need to change whole assembly by un doing shear pin for clamp that holds whole assembly on steering column or do what some lock smiths do drill out old barrel slowly and going up in drill sizes until barrel comes out from housing without damaging housing