[DML] Re: steering wheel lock - unlocked
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[DML] Re: steering wheel lock - unlocked



Thank you all for your advice.
I finally managed to unlock the steering lock. After removing the 
plastic housing, spraying even more WD40, hitting the lock housing 
(gently) with a hammer several times and continuously wiggling the 
steering wheel and the key, the lock finally budged. Just to be on 
the safe side, I'll try to remember never to lock it again. I am 
still pretty much clueless as to what happened, but I feel maybe 
David Teitelbaum is right about the state of lubrication of many of 
the car's parts. This lock took me four hours and a lot of swearing 
to unlock, so I suggest that all of you put a little WD40 in the 
ignition keyhole every now and then.

Joop Noordzij, VIN#3085

> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "joopnoordzij" <noordzy@x> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > So far I have been without too much trouble with my D, but now 
my 
> > steering wheel lock seems to be stuck (in the locked position). 
I can 
> > put the key in, I can push the lock in for the customary 3 mm or 
so, 
> > but the lock will just refuse to become unlocked. The key won't 
turn. 
> > No matter what I try, wiggling the steering wheel, even pushing 
the 
> > column in and out, nothing helps. I looked in all of the past 
> > messages, but no one seems to have had the problem before, or 
> > mentioned a solution.
> > Any advice is appreciated.
> > 
> > Joop Noordzij, VIN#3085, The Netherlands






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