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How do i remove the ignition barrel from my 1973 vw bay front camper.i,ve followed instruction,s from the haynes book, i've un done the small grub screw on the barrel, the manuel say.s it should now slide out but it wont budge. thanks for your help.

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i did this today it worked for me. very fiddley good luck

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Get quality urethane replacement.
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Block wheels and climb under with (I think10mm and 13mm) wrenches.
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