so the ignition tumbler just came out... sweet.
lrutledge at realemail.net
Mon May 14 08:43:01 EDT 2007
Okay I can send some pictures. I just realized I didn't mention what
car it is, duh. It is an 88 80Q.
The only part still assembled is the last piece that goes between the
ignition switch (plastic) and the tumbler/lock assembly (metal), which
is also metal. The end of the tumbler fits into a semicircular place.
I will get some photos.
On Sun, 13 May 2007 22:24:30 -0500, "Tony Hoffman" <auditony at gmail.com>
> I've completely dissasembled these, but it's been a while. What
> exactly is broken? Better yet, can you send pics of it? I have a 200
> one sitting around I could look at as well, if that becomes necessary.
> Tony Hoffman
> On 5/13/07, Lincoln Rutledge <lrutledge at realemail.net> wrote:
> > So two weeks ago, I put the key in the ignition, turned the key, and the
> > starter cranked, and then stopped cranking. The ignition tumbler had
> > come out toward me a little bit. I thought, Sweet.
> > I tried to put it back in and wiggle it around, hahaha. I prayed to the
> > Audi god. I went ahead and pulled out the key with the tumbler on it.
> > Then I took off the panel under the steering wheel, unplugged the wiring
> > harness multi-hedral octagonal plug from the ignition switch. Started
> > shorting pins, got a couple of paper clips, and I've been driving the
> > car hot-wired since.
> > Got a new ignition switch, took my old one off, and it didn't survive
> > the disassembly process. I don't think it matters, it looks like this
> > is a mechanical problem in the lock.
> > The end of the tumbler has a pin or cotter hole in it. Probably
> > something used to be in there to hold the tumbler inside the lock.
> > Is this a locksmith job or a dealer job or can I order all the parts
> > with a new key? Any ideers? I don't see any way to finish disassembly
> > of the actual lock.
> > Thanks folks,
> > Linc
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