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Ian Daly

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  1. I have no idea, it strikes me that ALL the spades on the rear are interconnected! No, I'm not kidding. Weirdest switch I have ever seen πŸ€ͺ Ian
  2. Ah, I hadn't realised, it's a switch, it's a switch that seem very difficult to get hold of, I'd assume run of the mill stuff like that was easily available fro EuroCar parts, no it had to come (eventually) from Germany. Took the old and knackered on apart, the sprung contact(?) fell out, can't be arsed to figure out where it came from but the of white base on the half to the right hand side is showing some serious wear, dunno, 'electricks' aren't my forte! Ian
  3. Topran? Is that the manufacturer of the linked puller set? Ian
  4. Thank you Silver, never thought one of my post would make it to such heady heights 😎 Ian
  5. Rich, why drill out the barrel when there was nothing wrong with it, moreover you still wouldn't be able to access the fixing bolt and as mk2 says, I keep the existing key/immobiliser. Mk2, the only part I needed in the end was the actual switch unit, the bit behind the key turn (see pic). The sleeve was a pain, the lip is 2mm at best so your average puller is useless, the use of mole grips is not recommended by me but it saved me from taking a 'kin great big hammer to the thing! The spring, your guess is as good as mine but I suppose it ensures the load through the steering column is constant (ish). I haven't taken the switch apart, thought I'd do it better following several beers and a decent nights rest😁 Ian
  6. Finally done it!😁😎 The procedure didn't start too well, could I get the steering wheel off, yes but after nearly an hour! My problem was the centre boss with the air bag would not come away, I'd love to tell you about some magical way that I finally discovered, but there wasn't one, just plain old perseverance and a load of swearing. Wheel outer came off easily to reveal this (1st photo, sorry I've forgotten how to insert pics) Next round of swearing! I had to buy a new three legged puller ready for this, it refused to work, the toes were too rounded to get enough purchase upon the collar, the lip can't be 2mm deep, I tried all sorts to get it to work but it wasn't having it. In the end I resorted to using a 4" pair of mole grips (rounded jaws) wound as tight as possible onto the collar behind the lip and the using the puller with just two legs. I think I got lucky here and off the collar came (pics 2 &3). I removed the interference fit screw, same 4" mole grips, and with a good bit of wiggling the barrel came off (pic4) this revealed the fixing for the switch (pic5). It may well be that it might just be possible to undo that bolt (note: it is a small cross-headed bold and not a screw) from behind, you can see a channel in the barrel casting leading to the bolt, it's a hindsight thing and frankly I'm not convinced it'll work as I seem to remember that it's in at a bit of an angle. Anyway that's it, I put the new switch in, refitted the barrel, replaced a minimum of wires, reconnected the battery and she fire up first ask! Hope this is of use to someone? I'll rename this thread to 'fitting new ignition, switch 2000 Lupo' if I can if not can I get an admin to do it for me please? Any question please don't hesitate to ask, unless you're going to ask me to do it for you, then please hesitate at length! Ian
  7. Will do, hopefully tomorrow, had to buy a hub-puller (arriving today) as I cannot find my old one anywhere ☹️ Ian
  8. Looks like an epidemic then , oh hell, not another ☹️ Ian
  9. Hi all Update (ish) Mk2, had I the time I was going to go down the route of a sneaky on/off switch, but I didn't think I would have the time, I ordered the new part from Autodoc, turns out they're in Germany, use an appalling delivery company , expensive and slow, so I did have the time, had I known! Also as quoted by Sarahs Lupo, no it's not possible to remove it from behind, at least on mine, as the only fixing is only accessible once you've remover the barrel! Unit arrived yesterday afternoon 1st Sept, ordered 24th Aug, now, where did I put my hub puller? Oh, BTW when this first occurred turning the ignition did absolutely nothing, no idiot lights, radio fan anything, last time I turned the key, whilst looking for the rearward removal, position 1 did become available, so I suspect something loose in the actual switch, Bah! Cheers Ian
  10. OK so tried and tried all to no avail, have just found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuY84R8h1hc , it shows why the fixing for the switch is hidden by the steering column, so it aint coming out intil I spring the whole lock piece 😩 Cheers Ian
  11. This it https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/automega/9011722? It's just that on the video mentioned above it shows only the back half of this unit being removed πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Ian
  12. OK so it wasn't the 109, new one purchased and fitted, no change, BAH! So I'm pretty sure it is the actual switch, saw a youtube vid (https://www.youtube/watch?v=1z6RJetRM28) showing how the switch can be removed from the back , as suggested by mk2 πŸ‘, so I'll be giving that a go now it's cooled. Anyone know the part number or where I can find it or even how to describe it properly? ALL advice massively appreciated! Ian
  13. Is there nothing you won't do to your Lupo? 😎 Ian
  14. I figured out it was 109 but thanks for the support πŸ‘ and excellent advice. Tapped it, wiggled it, slapped it about a bit, nah, nothing, it just won't play ball, it's out and I'm just off to see if I can get a replacement now, have ordered one from Euro Car Parts but can't collect that until tomorrow, never mind if it is that and I can get another it's a spare, maybe the replacement won't last 20 years eh? Of course if it is the switch, no end of replacement relays will help ☹️. I'll have look to see itf it'll come out from the wire end, well I will if it cools down a bit πŸ₯΅ If it does need drilling out it won't me Mr Ham-Fists here doing it! Ian
  15. OK, so my tame mechanic seems to be dragging his feet and hasn't pick Coldplay up, thought I'd have another look, I can do nothing with the ignition because of the non-interference fittings, of course I could have an attempt at drilling them out but I just know where that would end up. The relays though, I can get to them and with a great deal of sweat (it's already 32 degrees here) I could change them, so which one? I have four, looking at them right to left, 405, 100 and 109 with 103 on a different line above? Ian
  16. Hi, I did one with a 'vacuum pump', tube goes down the dip stick guide, from memory it was pretty successful, I think I got 85-90% out of the sump, cant see it working too well with the gearbox as you won't have a direct route to the bottom of the unit? Ian
  17. I failed miserably, falling at the first fence, I took off the steering column cowl, the parcel shelf beneath the wheel and unbolted the fuse box, I then looked at removing the ignition switch, no go, interference fittings and no obvious way of getting them off, I've now booked it in to have it done, I'll let you all know what was what. Ian
  18. Hi Mk2, thanks for coming back to me, you are correct, of course it can be resuscitated 😁 it's a right pain searching for the bits, think I'll get the old bits out and use their numbers, will I run into difficulties with the key coding or is that resolved within a different unit? Of course I'll let you all know how it goes πŸ‘ Ian
  19. Hi Skezza, thanks for the reply, no, I've done nothing so far she needed to get in to open up the office and as I said she taken the damn keys with her. I doubt it's the battery though, the dash lights didn't even glow dimly and the battery was new this time last year, all tight, I did get chance to check that. Gut feeling says that there's a problem with the switch and it's subsequently blown a fuse. Ian
  20. Hi all (?) Looking at posts on here I'm not anticipating too many replies πŸ™„ though I shouldn't complain I visit here less that Father Christmas! But, just in case, the missus went out to her car ('90 SDi 1.7 Lupo) to head off to her office as normal, standard start procedure for her (although I was watching from a sixth floor balcony about 75m away) brake lights came on and I could hear the starter throw, but it didn't turn over, a couple more attempts with same result. I made my way down to her and Coldplay (cos it was all yellow) , I too tried but this time nothing, no brake lights, not even any dash lights. I have to say that turning the ignition felt slightly odd, so I'm suspecting that there's a problem with the ignition switch and it now blown a fuse? I have time to mull this over before I can have a further looks as she's cleverly stuffed the keys in her handbag and taken them into work, yes I did take her in and drop her off, so any thoughts anyone...one..one? Cheers Ian.
  21. Please disregard, have sourced one already πŸ˜‰
  22. Hi all Haven't been on here in a while as I've move onto a Passat estate (can just about get the Lupo in the back) as I'm slowly shifting all my goods and chattels to France. Anyhoo the missus now uses Coldplay for her commute into her office, needless to say I only hear about any problems when it a. blows up, b. falls off or c. just stops working. c. the front wipers almost stopped working, turns out that the drive for the passenger side has almost seized up, so I need a complete wiper mechanism, don't need the arms or the motor, anyone got one they want rid of? I'm in Kingston upon Thames, so closer the better. Cheers Ian
  23. Dear NornIron I have just read through this thread (that's a lie as I only read through the first page and a half then consoled myself by only looking at the pictures) and find myself feeling impotent, inept and generally a waste of a decent SDi! Please immediately forward details of how you ****, shave and shower that I can try and emulate your achievements at the most basic levels. Cheers Ian
  24. Ah, you've spotted the flaw in my thinking, I have no idea, correction, I know what one is, just don't know what that one does, probably something to do with actuating the EGR valve but if it's showing it shut (or rather no through flow) I don't see, other than reporting a fault, it makes a great deal of difference. Cheers Ian
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