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Ignition switch(80Q) BTDT today..
Well, on Friday night of last week, just as I was preparing to install my
coil over/Koni suspension on the next day, Saturday-my car won't start in the
parking lot of my work 40 minutes from my house! I turn the key, but the
motor does not turn over. The key would activte the ignition switch to the
accessory position, but would not engage the switch to power the
starter...sheesh! So a buddy at Eurospec kindly pushes my car down the
street for a push-start (I already asked forgiveness of my cat-converter).
Never having dealt with this problem on an Audi, I figure I get a new
swith and "pop"it in from behind...ha! An hour later out comes the whole
steering column with the damn switch attached! Two 13mm behind the steering
wheel, and two down on the bottom of the shaft, and a tricky little phillips
that holds the comb. switch onto the shaft (acessed from a slot in the
bottom of the plastic cover) Turns out the cast/forged aluminum piece on the
end of the key lock that engages the switch had broken. So now, on order
from the dealer a new lock assembly and switch. Then there is this torx head
screw with a pin in the middle holding the key lock assy. to the
shaft...luckily Kragen had someting that worked..who knew?!
And a full report of the coil overs as soon as they are done...