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  1. Thank you to all who responded, new part now on order. I hope all goes well with the fitting when the part arrives.
  2. Hi Loren The key part of the switch seems to be the same problem that VZA had. Do you know if it possible to buy just that part and try fitting myself? I will reassemble the whole lot again tomorrow and see if there is any change, just in case something was not aligned right the first time.
  3. Hi VSA I was wondering if the barrel had seized. Did you buy the whole mechanical part or just the front end barrel? If the latter, was it easy to change yourself?
  4. Still not able to disengage steering lock. Wheels are pretty much in line and straight so assume steering wheel is centred too. Still concerned that when I connect the battery, all dash lights come on. The key entry port seems to be at the right angle for the 'OFF' position.
  5. Just for info - prior to putting in the new electrical part, the key was difficult to remove and I could not get it to the off position. Now that the electrical part has been fitted, when the battery is connected all the dashboard lights are on. At the moment we have the battery disconnected and will check each fuse in turn in the morning (CET time). Will see if something fused when the problem originally occurred.
  6. Yes, tried that. Moved steering wheel left and right whilst trying to turn key and no luck. It does not seem to want to release, not like you would normally release the steering wheel lock anyway.
  7. I had problems with the ignition and found that most common problem was electrical part of ignition. We have now replaced that. Now the key goes into the barrel smoothly, but will not turn at all. The steering lock is also on and I cannot free it. I have tried with spare key, clutch up/down, locked and unlocked door 3 times. Any ideas? Or does this mean I need a new mechanical part to the ignition?
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