Question about Volkswagen Passat
1 did you drill the hole as directed on the autozone site. If so then you flip the drill bit over and push in the hole to release the spring. It is step 10. I hope you read the directions on autozone.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
If the plastic part of the ignition switch is exposed that means that there is a immobilizer underneath that you will need to unclip as well, remove that steel bridge and you should have a better view of it. The switch itself is holding on rivets which are easy to remove. After that you should be able to remove the switch. Remember you will need to remap the ECU if you change the switch with the key as the immobilzer will not allow you to run the engine for longer than few seconds.
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
Are you replacing the ignition switch or the cylinder and keys? If you
are replacing the ignition switch, there should be no need to remove or
even unbolt the steering column. The ignition switch snaps into the back
side of the steering lock housing.
The ignition switch is usually mounted to the steering column and is operated by a linkage rod.
NOTE On column-mounted ignition switches, don't confuse the switch with the lock cylinder and keys. The ignition switch is not normally visible. On some vehicles, the steering column support has to be removed and the column lowered to find the ignition switch. On others, the switch is accessible under the dash. The ignition switch is operated by the key switch.
To replace the switch:
1. Take the negative terminal of the battery off
2. Pull the steering wheel off (not sure on the size)
3. Take the steering column surround off (2-3 screws)
4. Take the combination switch off (3 flat head screws and 5-6 wire plugs)
5. Take the sleeve off the steering column shaft (will need a puller for this)
6. Take the allen out of the steering column shaft holding the ignition switch + lock in place (5-6mm. allen)
7. Put the key in the ignition to the on position to unlock the steering column
8. Pull the plug off the ignition switch
9. Pull the ignition switch off the column
10. Take the phillips head screw out of the switch holding the electrical part in (can not take this out while it is on the column)
11. Replace switch
12. Reverse directions to go back in
If you don't have a puller you can use a big pair of vicegrips. You place the vicegrips around the splined colar and using a small hammar gently tap both sides of the vicegrips until it slides off the shaft... Putting it back on you can line everything up then put the spacer and nut back on (without steering wheel) and tighten it down.. it will ack like a press.
you dont want to break the switch out then reinstall it without the retaining screw.
Its possible that this article can be helpfull: forums.vwvortex
Hope that helps.
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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