[Fwd: Ignition switch keeping the key] Pt 2

Charles Baer charlie at istari.com
Mon Aug 29 21:04:07 EDT 2005

Been a few moons since my crash course in ignition switch damage,
but I can believe that you may only have a broken switch assembly.
The switch contains the spring that returns the key from start to run
and could also bind the tumbler in a way to prevent the lock from
engaging as well as trapping the key.

Pop out the InstClus to get easy access to the set screws on top
of the assembly where the ign switch is mounted.  I can't remember
if you would be able to actually pull the switch off the back like that
'cuz I had the underside opened up every time I went in.

Once the switch is removed, the extent of the damage may be easy
to assess.  If the tab from the tumbler comes out with the switch, errr....

I relied heavily on the procedure in the Bentley for the full procedure
to remove the lock assembly.  I also found a locksmith supply who
didn't make any stink about selling me a replacement black cap to
rebuild the tumbler assembly since you have to cut the old one off.


Chuck Pierce wrote:

>Hey sports fans
>Since I did not get a response the first time around.
>I have another question.
>Since this assembly is made up of three parts 
>a. lock cylinder
>b. steering wheel lock
>c. the ignition switch
>With the problem stated below, is this a replace it all or one specific 
>No the steering wheel does not lock when the key is turned as far as it 
>goes( at the moment) to the left.
>Help Please
>Chuck Pierce 91 200tq Avant
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: 	Ignition switch keeping the key
>Date: 	Fri., 19 Aug 2005 13:43:27 -0700
>From: 	Chuck Pierce <cpcycle at earthlink.net>
>To: 	200 list <200q20v at audifans.com>
>Went out to run an errand this am. and when starting the car the starter 
>stayed engaged. Turned off car restarted and it worked correctly.
>Arrived at first stop and the car would turn off, but the key would not 
>come out of the ignition. The car electrical system does turn all the 
>way off, just cannot get the key out.
>Lock car car with separate key, ( this car has an ignition key and 
>separate key to lock it up, a nice feature at the moment. Which might 
>mean the ignition switch has been changed before).
>I  go to start the car to leave and it starts and when returning the 
>switch to what was the run position it turns off.
>I restart and not turn the key as far the car stays running.
>So I get the feeling that I am about the replace the ignition switch.
>So any BTDT's will be appreciated.
>Yes the key is still in the ignition.

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