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97 Passat Ignition Switch Removal Replacing ignition switch on 97 Passat. I've removed the steering wheel, turn signal lever, wiper lever....... Everything to expose the switch. All wiring connectors have been removed as well as the cable to the automatic trans shift selector, and the socket head capscrew that clamps the switch to the steering tube has been removed. The switch will slide up over the tube, but probably less than 1mm, then is stops dead. I have not removed the steel bridge on top of the switch assembly that has the security screws holding it to the aluminum switch housing. What ado I need to do to pull the switch housing off the tube? Thanks Chandler

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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.

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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.

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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.



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Hope that helps.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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The steering wheel is splined to the steering column and held in place by a nut. Courtesy of General Motors Corporation - Service Operations.

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