[MR2] Mk II steering column lock pawl
karhu at california.com
Sat Jan 31 21:39:24 EST 2009
N'er mind. I predrilled a .031 hole through the center of the roll pin,
then drilled an 1/8" from the other side, popped it out, ground off the
sides a bit for access to the tab on each side of the potmetal cover, hit it
with a drift to release it, broke off the other side because I didn't ease
it a little at a time on each side, sent the internal spring and main part
of the cover flying across the workbench. Then it was easy to remove the
lock cylinder (with the key in it), and remove the pawl. Remounting the
assembly requires new 8-1.25 x 20mm or so socket head screws (or the
original break-off bolts) to mount back onto the steering column. Probably
coulda done a bit better had something somewhere in the BGB told me how the
thing was assembled--probably it's an assembly that they don't want anyone
----- Original Message -----
From: "Benn" <karhu at california.com>
To: <mr2 at mr2.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 1:50 PM
Subject: [MR2] Mk II steering column lock pawl
>I want to remove the lock pawl piece in the ignition switch/steering column
>lock assembly for a 91T. Anyone know how to disassemble this assembly?
>I've already removed the assembly from the car.
> It appears that I've gotta remove a small spring pin at least (which was
> pushed flush into a blind hole naturally) to get the back cover removed.
> Basically what I need to do is disable the pawl, but it seems much cleaner
> to remove it than to just drill a hole through the whole thing and bolt it
> in the unlocked/open position.
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