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How hard is it to replace an ignition switch on a 1995 passat ? Do I have to remove the steering wheel ? Can you direct me to a diagram showing how this is repalced ? Thank you --- Chris

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Hard, yes you have to remove the steering wheel. You'll have to remove the airbag to get the steering wheel off. If you ever do anything w/ an air bag, disconnect the battery for at least 10 minutes beforehand.

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Its not very hard to replace ignition switch.The lower instrument cover on steering column has to be removed first.Once that is done,you can access the ignition switch and replace it.But still if you hae complete procedure with details and diagrams,then it helps more.Click the link below and follow step by step procedure:--------http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-taurus-ignition-switch-steering.html
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The ignition lock assembly contains two components: a lock cylinder to deter theft and an electrical portion that supplies power to electrical components such as the radio, electric windows, and windshield wipers. The electrical portion of the ignition switch also provides power to the starter motor to start the engine.
The ignition lock is an anti-theft device that prevents a vehicle from being driven unless the ignition key is in the ignition switch. If the ignition key is not in the ignition switch, it 's impossible to turn the steering wheel.
To replace the ignition switch cylinder lock, the trim panels around the steering wheel are removed. Then the tamper-proof hardware that attaches the ignition lock assembly to the steering column is removed. The ignition lock assembly is removed from the steering column, and the lock cylinder is replaced. The new ignition lock is reattached to the steering column, and the trim panels are replaced.make sure you dissconect battery first the 1997 had a recall on the ignition switch dont no if the 1995 had a recall if so they will replace for free

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I have a 1996 Miata where the alarm system goes off no matter what I do to the secuirty switch on the steering column. It can be in the off position or on and open a door and the alarm contiues to go off....


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You must also remove the wiper / turn signal switch cluster. Before you can do this... Most of the 1995 Passats were fitted with a splined cone fitted on the steering columb just under the steering wheel. However a special pullers is needed to remove this cone. With this cone and the trim around the switches removed its a simple enough to remove the ignition switch.
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My '99 Passat had been operating with no problems until two days ago when we tried to turn the key in the ignition to start the vehicle. Not only did the key not turn, but it seemed that steering wheel...


Your steering wheel is locked in place. You need to put the key into the ignition, then turn the steering wheel more towards the way it is already turned and try turning the key then in the ignition. The steering wheel should move ever so slightly and it should free up the ignition. Let me know how this turns out.



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remove the steering wheel, then the steering wheel shrouds. An there she be

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>>>>FIRST disable the air bag system
You'll need to remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
Also all the trim under the drivers side, kneee bolster, etc...
The ignition switch has 2 screws holding it on.
Remove those screws and all related wiring harness.
Then the switch.
Here is the procedure from GM......

Place the multifunction lever in the center or the OFF position.
Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.

Disconnect the battery negative cable.
Disable the SIR system.
Remove the steering wheel inflator module.
Remove the horn plunger contact.
Remove the steering wheel.
Remove the tilt wheel lever.
Remove the ignition lock cylinder. Remove the upper steering column trim cover.
Couldnt find a diagram. Hope this helps.

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