Ignition Key Replacement
Page created by T June 29th 2007:
Ignition Key Replacement:
Column Key HQ-VK:To remove the ignition key assembly 1. Place the key into the "on" position. 2. Press a screwdriver into the vertical slot at the top right hand side of the image to compress the spring retainer. - (Note - You may see this slot as just a mark in the die cast, if so punch through with screw driver and hammer along the mark at this point.)3. Slide the key assembly out sideways and to the right. 4. Install a new assembly with the key in the "on" position.
Early Models:1. Place the key into the "Acc" (Accessories) position.2. Press a pin or very fine but firm rod into the hole in the barrel face (you should feel something depress inside). 3. Turn the key further past accessories and slide the assembly out forwards (towards yourself). Note: Old ignition barrels can be worn from age and use, you may need to jiggle it to get it to slide free. 4. Install the new assembly with the key in the "Acc" position.
By htdave 20/03/10@10:52
AS hg says, but you then have to turn the lock ant clockwise until it pops out. Cheers
By Haymaker 24/02/13@23:00 *newIn behind the key and barrels a plastic sector gear. Over time these become worn/stretched and eventually break off. The gears can be brought from Rare Spares for about $11 & can be found under electrical, part number 7806046. Its an easy replace of removing the barrel and pulling the old gear out with pointy nose pliers and putting the new one in. Google Holden ignition sector gear and look for site DiyEFI.orgforum.viewtopic holden hq one tonne ute. About the 10th and 11th picture down the page shows the gear and where it fits in the column. Hope this helps.End of submission by Haymaker.
Troubleshooting Column Key Models:
The axle that the gear wheel runs on (underside image) can become bent and need straigthening otherwise it will keep the key assembly
from entering the housing properly.
Links:Danny Wilkinson's Shed