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Re: Remove the wheel and the... (archive)

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Posted by Steve on January 15, 2001 at 22:51:48:

In Reply to: Remove the wheel and the... posted by Bob on January 15, 2001 at 20:49:02:

Thanks Bob. I replaced it today. The mechanic said it secures the ignition cylinder to the column.

Steve
'86 528e

upper and lower covers and see where it came from. Usually these secure the locking steering column security device so thieves cannot remove it to readily steal a car.

The steering wheel won't come off, but you don't want the ignition lock falling off or the locking pawl engage the column at speed, either.

Bob

I hit a bump (pothole) at about 40 miles an hour and felt this thing hit my leg. I see underneath the steering column where it went, but it appears to have the head broke off or something. What is it used for and do I need it put back in? Thanks for your help.

Couldn't figure out the link thing, but here is the location:

http://www.geocities.com/bronica/bolt1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/bronica/bolt2.jpg

Steve






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