1971 super beetle ignition lock


Asked by May 18, 2014 at 06:08 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have taken the steering wheel off and the turn signals off.  
There is something holding the ignition lock cylind on.  I have watched the video and it shows it just sliding out.  there is something holding it in place and I cannnot find it. I thoughts it was the wires but that is not the case.  What make the ignation lock slide out

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There is a little hole near the bottom of the cylinder, you can use a nail push in and pull the ignition cylinder out.

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