Question about 1992 Acura Legend
My steering wheel locked when i removed the key, then when I tried to start the car the steering wheel wouldn't unlock and turn so that i may start the car. The ignition lock cylinder seems to be malfunctioning, and possibly warn. It needs to be repaced. I was told in order to resolve the problem that the enitre steering wheel and column must be removed. I need to know how to do that. I was also told that there are (5) bolts that hold it in place. I see (4). Where is the fifth one and how do I remove the column safely without causing any damage to it or the airbags in the steering wheel?
First , as you try to turn on the ignition , move the steering back and forth to release the pressure on the lock tab on the steering shaft
next you will have to install a safety pin to stop the air bag going off
there are 4 bots that hold the lock assembly onto the shaft but you will need a grinder to get the bolts out as they have no heads
it is easier to remove the steering column complete from the car to replace the switch
it is not really a diy job unless you have a workshop manual and some mechanical experience
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hi, my name is Grace
I had the same problem Grace and even mechanics could not figure it out at first. I called 3 Acura dealers to find answers.
Mine began acting up when a door lock broke and when it broke, the alarm started going off out of the blue.
But.....I want you to know that the drainage of electrical that the alarm drained my battery. Jumpstarted battery and alarm would immediately start back up and drain it again. In the end, it fried my alternator. It was pretty crazy because the radio was going off and on by itself with the alarm blaring and no way to shut it off.
Answer is there is no way to remove the alarm system because it is all integrated in by the factory, Acura dealers told me. Your car thinks it has been broken into once the alarm goes off like that, so keeps doing it. The fix was to insert my key into the driver or passenger door lock and turn the key back and forth 3X. That resets the alarm and stops the whole problem.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
If it's a cheap aftermarket alarm, check for a red wire coming off the hot side of your battery with an inline fuse. If it's not, try to locate the alarm "computer" under the driver's side dash or nearby your fuse panel. You'll find a black box with a wiring diagram glued to the side, normally strapped to a wiring harness or other fixed element. If this is the type of alarm you have, you'll need to trace each wire coming from the alarm computer and unclip each fastener that's clipped to your vehicle's factory wiring. The trouble with these types of alarms is that they can get power from a number of sources (stereo, interior lights, etc.). Good luck with this one!
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
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