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1996 jetta how do you get ignition switch out

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1996 jetta how do you get ignition switch out?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Jerry replied 8 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.



Lock cylinder, removing and installing


- Remove steering lock housing







- Mark steering lock housing for hole at intersection of points -a- and -b-.
Dimension -a- = 12 mm (15/32 in.)
Dimension -b- = 10 mm (25/64 in.)

- Drill 3 mm (1/8 in.) diameter hole into steering lock housing at mark until lock cylinder stop spring is visible.
Hole depth: approx. 3 mm (1/8 in.)




- Compress stop spring using opposite end of drill and pull out lock cylinder.


- Insert lock cylinder into steering lock housing.
- Insert key into lock cylinder.
- Push lock cylinder fully into housing while gently turning key.