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Post by giddo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:59 pm

Today the ignition key broke leaving half in the lock. So far I've removed the wheel, multi-switch and instrument panel, I've unplugged all the cable bunches and undone the top clamp holding the column to the cross-tube so its dropped down a bit.
Can anyone advise on how to remove the lock / switch assembly from the column or undo the shear bolts ?
I presume there is no trick way of getting the broken bit of key out. (I do have a spare, usable key )
Help please


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Post by Terry H » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:15 pm

Last time I did one like this I used my stud extractors. As these on Ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Damaged-Bolt ... ctupt=true Hope this helps.
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Post by rebel alliance » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:16 pm

I think you may be able to remove the part with the key in by removing a small cross head screw..if so take it to a locksmith....i usually hacksaw a slot in the shear bolts and undo with a screwdriver



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Post by giddo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:55 pm

Thanks to Terry H and rebel alliance, In the end I found a local locksmith who specialises in autromotive stuff and he got the broken bit out and made new ignition keys to suit I will post the full story in a day or two............


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