Replacing ignition switch

Requirements for Keylock - vehicles:

- When removing and installing the ignition switch, the lock barrel must be fitted to the steering lock housing.

- The Keylock bowden cable may remain fitted.

Replacing ignition switch

1. Pull connector off ignition switch.

Uncllp connector housing from steering column housing.

2. Turn ignition key (No. 3) to position "0" (key can be pulled off).

Turn out fastening screws (No. 1) of ignition key (No. 2). Extend ignition key carefully.


In case of Keylock vehicles, the steering lock housing must under no circumstances point in a downward direction when the ignition switch is removed or installed, respectively.

Also make sure the ignition key remains in the "0" position. If this precaution is not observed, the Keylock control mechanism (No. 4) may come apart.


3. Retract the ignition switch carefully and tighten the switch, keeping lock barrel and ignition switch in the "0" position (key may be pulled off).


On initial versions of the ignition switches, the wiring is located above the steering lock housing.

When replacing the switch (with modified ignition switch version), route the wiring below the steering lock housing (Fig. 1288-48).


Replacing ignition switch

Printed in Germany - VII, 1992

Replacing lock barrel of ignition steering lock

Requirements for Keylock vehicles:

- Keylock cable is not fitted.

- When removing and installing the lock barrel, the ignition switch must be fitted to the steering lock housing.

Replacing lock barrel

1. Screw stud for lock barrel out of steering lock housing.

2. Drill steering lock housing with 3 mm dia. drill acc. to figure.

3. Using a scriber or a similar tool, disengage the lock barrel across the 3 mm bore and pull it out.


For Keylock vehicles, observe the following: Ignition key in "0" position. To keep the lock pin in the unlock position, make sure ignition key has not been pulled off.

If required, preload lock pin (No. 1 / Fig. 1287-48) lightly when pulling out the lock barrel.

4. Before fitting the lock barrel, use a screwdriver to place the ignition switch in the "0" position (ignition key may be pulled off).


5. Insert and engage the lock barrel (No. 3) with the control cam extended (No. 2 / ignition key position 0).

Lock pin (No. 1) must be pushed back slightly (preloaded).

If a key from another 968 car Is available, use this key for that purpose.

If the matching key is used, there is a risk of the control cam (No. 2) turning with regard to the lock barrel (No. 3).

Replacing lock barrel of Ignition steering lock

Printed in Germany - VII, 1992

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