Ignition switch - removal and refitting

Pre-1986 models Removal
1 Disconnect the battery, undo the screws and remove the steering column lower shroud.

2 Insert the ignition key into the lock and turn it to position I.

3 Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, depress the switch retaining clip, at the same time pulling out the switch using the ignition key (see illustration).

10.3 Ignition switch removal using a screwdriver to depress the switch
10.3 Ignition switch removal using a screwdriver to depress the switch retaining clip - pre-1986 models

Refitting 4 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring that the ignition key is in position I.

1986 models onwards
Removal
5 Disconnect the battery, undo the screws and remove the steering column lower shroud.

6 Insert the ignition key into the switch and turn it to position I.

7 Using a thin pointed tool, depress the lock spring through the access hole in the lock housing (see illustration). Pull on the key while holding the lock spring depressed, and remove the switch. It may be necessary to move the key slightly to the left and right to align the key barrel and lock housing cam, so permitting removal.

10.7 Ignition switch removal using a pointed tool to depress the lock spring
10.7 Ignition switch removal using a pointed tool to depress the lock spring - 1986 models onwards

Refitting 8 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring that the ignition key is in position I.

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