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tomkat73
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:30 pm    Post subject: Ignition switch replaced - now no ignition lock? Reply with quote

I replaced the ignition switch in my 90 Syncro Westy to fix an electrical problem (A/C, Front & Rear Blower would only work if I held in the Hi Beam stalk).

Now the steering ignition lock doesn't engage (not a good thing here in the Seattle area) - and I can't seem to to torque down the steering nut, despite my many 'dead blow hammer' attempts to seat the plastic spacer.

I followed the DIY instructions from the stickies here (originally from Old Blue?):

http://www.oldbluesblog.com/files/Vanagon-ReplacingIgnitionSwitch.pdf

Any suggestions from the peanut gallery would be greatly appreciated
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just guessing, and may be way off, but, did you check the bottom of the steering column shaft where it coulpes to the lower shaft. I usually use vise grips to hold these parts together when loosening anything on the steering column. I think part #7 mates up to part #33 in the diagram.

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