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Ignition key rotates without catching

On inserting the ignition key and trying to start the engine, the key has a tendancy to just rotate without catching. I have tried removing the barrel to check it, but had no luck at getting it out, i removed the black plastic plug under the colum that is in contact with the barrel, but was wondering if there is any fixing in behind the electrical modul that hold the barrel in place.
Any ideas?
Cheers, Keith.

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  • burgesskab Mar 08, 2009



    Finaly got a chance to check it out, and yes there should be a pin to press on tyhe top of the lock, but Nope, no pin anywhere! so had a good fiddle around, and was some what suprised when the collumn slid forwards as well as up and down, had a bit more of a fiddle and Hay Presto, the lock was working fine, catches every time! Like a lot of things in life, I dont understand it, but it works.



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Yeah, def sounds like a lock cyl problem. On many cars, you rotate the key to the 'On' position, and there is a certain pin that you can press in with an awl or small screwdriver, and it allows the lock cylinder to be pulled out. This is typical of GM vehicles, Volvo may be similar. The pin might be somewhere behind that plastic plug you were talking about. Good Luck!

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