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if the barrel is siezed there is no easy way to remove this.
try soaking with some spray lubricant inside the barrel to see if you can get it to turn, sometimes you can get lucky & get it to move.
if not then sadly you will need to cut or chisel the steering lock away where the barrel sits, the barrel can then be removed & both the barrel & lock will need to be replaced.
once the barrel is out you can turn the lock with a screwdriver to remove from the column.
alternatively, some of them have a locking pin behind the clamp that holds the steering lock to the column & if you can gain access you can sometimes drive the pin in enough with a punch to remove from the column.
either way both will need to be replaced, also the cover over the barrel will need to be replaced.
see the attached parts picture.
Let me know if you need any further help.
Best regards, Paul
there are no screws that hold it in, it just locks into place with the black cap over the top - the barrel lines up with the key in position 1, to remove you need to insert 2 pins opposite each other - if you look you should see 2 small holes in the end, the pins then press against spring clips to release.
the same is true for installation - line up on the pins, put the key through the new black cover & into the new barrel & line up in the new steering lock.
see attached pictures.
let me know if you need anything further.
Thanks very much Paul you have been a great help you have confirmed that there is nothing more I can do. It seems as though the steering lock and ignition barrel are not compatible. I purchased these two parts from different suppliers so if they are uncompatible it is no-one's fault, just unlucky. These two suppliers appear to be the only ones that supply the parts I need so there is nothing more I can do. It is a shame to have to scrap such a lovely vehicle.
let me know if I can help further.
Good luck & best regards, Paul
Can you please tell me how to re attach the old steering lock that was removed as apparantly quite a few wires were connected to it. Having not removed it myself I'm not sure what it was like originally. Can you shed any light on this? Where do these wires go?
HiCustomer maybe I can help. There shouldn't be 20 wires connected to your switch. There are only 8 pins to the switch. I've attached some information that should be helpful. Let me know if you need anything else.
Pin and Circuit Identification
You are most welcome. Let me know if you need anything else.
Good luck with it!