Ignition barrel removal

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I’ve looked through old threads and some good stuff but very confusing. Yesterday in Tesco car park my key snapped in the ignition barrel. For the first time I couldn’t sort it myself and had to call the free recovery from my insurance company. To get me going he hot wired the van which got home



So I’ve got a new barrel but I’m confused on how to fit it. Can it be done with the unit in situ or do I need to remove the steering wheel indicator stalk etc

How do I get the wires off the back? I see the is a screw to remove then push a rod into a hole but as I say. Very confusing. See below mine.


 
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https://web.archive.org/web/20190429082132/http://www.specialpatrolgroup.co.uk/spooky/barrel/barrel.html
 

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Sparky I read in another post on steering wheel removal about Litesteer having a. Removal tool. Their website doesn’t seem to work. Are they still trading
 

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Cheers Sparky. Didn’t need it in the end a mate of mine has come through with a puller and a home made C washer.

Looking at the photo below. Am I right in saying I don’t need to cut the wires. These are spade ends inside the housing which should just pop out
 

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So I’ve removed the steering wheel and indicator stalk nice and easy. Unplugged the wires but found these two with modern fuzes. Any ideas why? I am going to have to cut them and re wire.


Also when I removed the spring this broken bit came out as well. I would like to know what it is so I can replace it. Is it the remains of the insulation ring?


Lastly how do I get the ignition housing of the long steering sleeve. Obviously not using tech terms I hope people know what I’m on about here.

Thank you
 

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That's the ring that sits in top bearing to act as a washer under spring , best way of removing column tube is take the whole lot off but it does mean disconnecting the horn wire at the base and that's a fiddle. Lock housing is held on with circlip if I remember right and slides off from large insulating sleeve . I would see if you can get at it without taking this apart TBH
 

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That's the ring that sits in top bearing to act as a washer under spring , best way of removing column tube is take the whole lot off but it does mean disconnecting the horn wire at the base and that's a fiddle. Lock housing is held on with circlip if I remember right and slides off from large insulating sleeve . I would see if you can get at it without taking this apart TBH
 
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The wiring diagrams in't manual don't show any inline fuses - so not sure why someone has added them. Shouldn't be needed.

Not sure on the part though I'm afraid!
 

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So following the system above I am at the part where I need to take the cover off. So I am scrapping away at the edges with my screw driver but as it’s been 50 years it really doesn’t want to move. Any ideas?
 

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Cheers Sparky. It’s my description it’s this cover that is annoying me know


I’ve scraped around with a small screwdriver tapped a thin screwdriver into the gaps with a peen hammer but nothing. 20 mins so far. Given up until tomorrow
 

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