Im going to be starting about from where the steering wheel/stalk removal DIY leaves off http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2541684 Start there and stop just before removing the actual stalk assembly
Photo credits to FaelinGL [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
What you'll need for the remainder is not much.....
A paper clip
Some hex bolts
hex keys (sorry i forget the exact size)
Chisel and Hammer (but I'd recommend a dremel with a small cutting wheel, you'll see why soon)
Small(micro size) and Big Flathead screwdriver
The plastic piece left on the steering column is simply held on by two clips underneath it, and the wires which tuck into them.....i just removed the two clips and unclipped the wiring on the right side and swung it over to gain access to the security bolts.
The two plastic clips can be seen underneath the steering column here.....
And the clip that holds the wires on the right side....
After Removing the Steering Wheel and plastic coverings take note of where the stalk assembly is positioned on the steering column, i would mark it with a marker or something, because if you don't set it in the original position, you will having rubbing or your signals won't turn off when you turn. (i ran into the rubbing issue, so i had to rip everything apart and adjust)
Remove the Hex key bolt on the collar holding the stalk assembly to the steering column, then remove all the wires connected to the back of the stalk assembly and slide the stalk assembly off the steering column.
It should now look something like that, remove the ignition switch by removing the TWO tiny flat head screws covered in special vw red paint just right of the ignition switch plug, and then sliding the switch out.
To remove the tumbler from the actual lock cylinder housing... Turn the key to the On position ON, NOT START. Insert a paper clip into the hole in the side of the tumbler and jimmy it around, and when it goes in just pull on your key and it will all slide out, play around with it , this took me a few minutes
Now to remove the security bolts, you can either .......
A) use a chisel to spin the bolts out ( i couldn't manage to do this)
B) use a dremel to make it a slotted bolt and remove with a big flathead screwdriver as FaelinGL did (recommended)
C)chisel the $%# out of the actual lock cylinder housing, breaking of chunks of aluminum to expose the bolts, which then makes it easier to spin them out with a chisel ( someone special used this method) - (not AS recommended )
After removing both security bolts, remove the ground screw off the lock cylinder housing using a torx bit (forgot the size sorry)
Bolt on new lock cylinder housing, i used hex key bolts, for easy removal if the problem ever were to arise again........make sure the new housing is in the on position so your ignition switch and key tumbler all line up properly ........ the rest goes back on just as it came off
Modified by anthmvr6 at 12:56 AM 2-16-2010
Modified by anthmvr6 at 1:47 PM 2-16-2010