[V6-12v] Ignition switch replacement - 95 A6Q

Tom Christiansen tomchr at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 17:24:07 PST 2009


I typed up a switch replacement procedure many (6-7) years ago. You might be
able to find it from an author search in the archives...

This is for a 1994 90S (should be the same on yours):

You cannot reach the switch from the bottom. You have to replace it through
the dash.
1) Remove airbag (be careful, follow procedure)
2) Remove steering wheel
3) Remove cowling around column switches
4) Remove instrument cluster (replace burnt out bulbs if applicable)
5) Disconnect ignition switch from harness (big connector at the rear of the
6) Loosen two setscrews holding the ignition switch in place
7) Slide out switch

Assembly is reverse of removal. My original procedure write-up had all the
torques needed for the various bolts/screws. The procedure is also very well
described in the Bentley Manual.

There's a bit of thread locking compound on the setscrews. But that's pretty
easy to remove with a screwdriver. No drilling needed. I didn't have any
issues getting the screws out.


On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 3:12 PM, <beattyr2003 at cox.net> wrote:

> I have gotten conflicting opinions on replacing the ignition switch for a
> 1995 A6Q.
> The problem is that it sticks partially in and on and you have to press the
> switch in with your thumb for it to unstick and that the key positions arent
> working correctly, ie it will start but no headlights, climate control ect
> ect.
> Does replacing this switch require drilling out the lock mechanism from the
> steering collum or is it as simple as pulling the dash parts that are over
> it and around the steering colum and then just unplugging the switch and
> putting in the new one?  Thats where I am hearing two different stories.
> Thanks for any insight,
> Rob
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