Ignition switch and lock-repair and replace help needed (x-posted)

Beer, Jerald S. jbeer at boosecasey.com
Fri Nov 12 15:52:06 EST 2004

Thanks to all who responded. With the help of the list and Mr. Bentley,
my mechanic finally removed the ignition lock apparatus from the
200q20v.. He said that he ended up removing the steering column to get
enough room to get the bolt that goes to the steering column to pivot
out of the way. He also drilled out the new lock, so if it ever has to
be removed (yeah, like in ANOTHER 200k miles!), it shouldn't be as
difficult. The toughest part turned out to be re-keying the new ignition
switch, took 4 tries for a mobile locksmith to show up and be able to do
it, apparently, Audi has some unique system that requires some special
tools, and it was a major production. But all up and running, all list
help is much appreciated.

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