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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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How do you change a steering lock on a vw beetle 1976 ?

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how do you change a steering lock on a vw beetle 1976 ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
hello the steering lock is part of the lock mechanisim to remove it requires getting the drill out and drilling out the two clamp bolts that secure the lock barrel to the column as they have a hex head on them that is meant to snap off if you try to undo it, to stop thieves just unbolting the lock and driving off
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that does not help, how do I get to the lock in the first place?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do you not have a diagram?
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
hello OK the lock is covered by a plastic shroud , this video should help as 1974 cars are very close the the 1976 cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuoWD_46HXw
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
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