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How to remove ignition switch from 1991 volvo

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Yes... you do have to drill out the 2 shear head screws and you can start with a small drill bit like a .125 and then work your way up to one big enough to clear out the top of the shoulder of the bolt if you don't have any easyouts....however this is only after you have taking out a ga-jillion screws and panels and other **** in the way...it can be done but don't expect it to be over in a few minutes...the hardest part for me was getting to the 2 simple screws that hold the switch to the back of the cast aluminum housing...there is very little room because of the wiring looms and the screws require a narrow shaft driver and i ended up using a ratchet type allen driver with a shaft i made from an extra allen wrench...good fricken luck..and remember to keep your feet off the headliner..because you will be upside for all of this.and also grab a mirror...since the switch screw heads point towards the front of the car.

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You have to drill it,then use easyouts from below(it has 2x shearhead bolts that hold it in place,just take off the plastic cowel underneath to get to them they are brass coloured.once removed the whole unit can be replaced.

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