It may result in breaking the steering pin, your key, or other internal components. Either way, a quart and a half of oil solved my stalling problem. Is there nothing that could be done legally as this problem is on such a large scale? As soon as I figure out how to post pics, I will show a pic of the old part along with the new part. It might be related to the Anti-theft system, or it could be related to the brake pedal sensor. To protect the ignition switch, Dave installed a 25-amp in-line fuse in the ignition wire, just after it enters the engine compartment but before it connects to any component e. If there was any debris stuck to the key when you inserted it, it may have gotten caught in the pins of the ignition cylinder.
Can you move the wheel at all? Dealer claims I not only need steering lock but convenience ecu as well whatever that is. I have heard if ignored, the car can freeze up and eventually have to be towed. Just a thought, sometimes when the wheels are turned and the steering wheel is tight this sometimes happens. The issue has been happening for several months, and I just took it to the shop, where they said it's a problem that's been occurring on many Passat's and Jetta's, and that there's no recall yet. The problem is worse when it is hot outside. Lock Cylinders for Cars With Locking Steering Columns Newer version B has black plastic cap 1. I guess the economy is bad and why not suck money out of people for a crappy product they already sold.
Unlocking a steering wheel requires turning your key in the ignition. Can't think of one off-hand, but it's identical to my problem. We made a new pin out of an appropriately-sized nail and secured it in place with epoxy. In general, this procedure applies to most any Volkswagen Beetle. Also make sure shifter is all the way in park before you try it. For advertising information, on the AutoGuide. To adjust the distance, loosen the two screws that secure the switch to the car body or steering column tube, then move the switch housing in the slotted holes.
The turn signal and wiper switches must, however, be removed first. The two I have seen are dolly axle is steering type and turns like the front wheels on your car, and the pivot plates on a solid axle where the axle pivots around a center point. If you're actually talking about a tow-bar, then most people just leave the key in the ignition. Keep trying to gently turn the key and the wheel at the same time until the wheel unlocks. When leaving, put foot on brake pedal, shift to drive or reverse whatever direction your going, then release parking brake. For more information on the ignition key, please see our discussion.
The steering column doesn't lock until you remove the key. This has worked for me so far. See our we have learned regarding things that can happen to the ignition switch. A strong, steady pull will do the job. If the key is beginning to wear out it may not be able to turn in the ignition.
Not sure if this will have any bearing but my drive way is uphill to house and car is close to the top, but is still on an incline. I have never seen a type that required the steering wheel to be unlocked. Unless you are in a parking lot or making slow sharp turns. May go to small claims when I get my ducks in a row. You may be tempted to shake the wheel back and forth while attempting to unlock it, but doing so will actually decrease your chances of successfully unlocking the wheel. I checked the key and it was fine.
Unlocking it will require using the ignition key in the same way you would when starting the vehicle. If they are badly damaged, they must be replaced. When I stick the key into the lock cylinder itself, it does not turn easily. We did not find this necessary in the Super Beetle. Repeat the process a few times to try to move any debris that may be caught in the cylinder. Do not shake or rock the wheel. Any questions I should be asking of the shop, or looking into? We do not know why the replacement switch does not follow the original wire color convention.
Compare the two and verify the replacement is an identical match before attempting reinstallation. It's a front-wheel drive car. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community. This is the directional signal cancelling mechanism. Password Please enter a password for your user account. Hate to disconnect the battery and lose all memories. I have bought a car which was 3 years old, and already had that problem with steering wheel not starting.