Ignition switch problems
pcschulz at comcast.net
Tue Apr 10 21:32:33 EDT 2007
The mechanical finger that extends from the lock cylinder into the
ignition switch has probably sheared off as well as your ignition
switch has failed.
For the time being, so you can still drive the car, you could
purchase a new ignition switch , remove the knee bar, pull the
harness off the ignition switch from underneath and disconnect it
from the bad switch , insert the new switch into the harness, and use
a screw driver to start/run the car.
Make sure you at least lock the doors when you get out of the car
because at this point, anyone could start and drive your car ...
When you _do_ have the time...to replace the switch and the cylinder
( budget about 4-6 hours) do the following...
Be happy that this didn't happen to you on the way home from the
hospital with a wife and a newborn ( as it did for me)
BTW, do NOT put any kind of lubrication on the steering column joint
that slides into the dashboard support...some folks have had to drill
a hole and insert a small screw to prevent the column from sliding
back and forth after re assembly.
You will need a new ignition lock cylinder from Audi.
It will come with new keys, which of course won't be the same as your
A competent locksmith will be able to get the kit (with replacement
armored collar) to re key the ignition lock to match your existing key.
You'll save time and money if you bring him/her the old & new parts...
At 06:07 PM 4/10/2007 -0400, Tdehoff at aol.com wrote:
>My 91 200 just developed the following problem. The ignition
>switch appears to no longer function. The steering wheel lock
>doesn't engage, the electrical circuit is energized and there is no
>way to turn it off at the switch. You can turn the switch from the
>fully off position to the start position without anything
>happening. All detents are gone, Surely someone else
>hasexperienced this issue before. What is the solution? Any and
>all advice is welcomed.
>Iowa 91 200 175K
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