A1-A2 rabbit/golf ignition switch removal

I've been all over the net looking for this- how do you remove the ignition switch out of the housing? Or can you??
TIA,
Rob in Salt Lake

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Remove the steering wheel and plastic trim pieces around it. Then remove the potmetal casting that the lock is in after removing the turn signal and wiper switches. Once out, you'll see the small ignition switch on the bottom held in by a small phillips screw.
Joe
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Sometimes though, the Ignition lock itself is clamped on using snap bolts, so it may be nescessary to drill them out.
On my Mk2 however, i had normal hex bolts (i think).
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Aha!
Here is the link i was looking for, follow these directions and you cant fail, its not too difficult, just a pain in the ass.
Check it out: http://4130-products.com/step/ign/index.htm
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Evidently my ealier post didn't make it. On my 81 Rabbit convertible. You have to drill a hole in the collar at a very specific location so that you can depress an internal clip that locks the switch in place. The bentley manual showed me exactly where to drill the hole for my style vehicle. You can't be off by much or it won't work.
HTH Steve

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That is for the key and tumbler portion of the ign lock assembly, Stephen. Use the new tumber to guess where to drill and drill slowly to make the release hole.
later, dave Reminder........ Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes. Frieda Norris
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rob_taylor snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (RobTaylor) wrote in message

It is removeable, but I have to get home to read how in my Bentley.
I'll let you know if there are no other replies. cheers, Mike Davis
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