Broke the steering lock mechanism on the 530i parts car....

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canada karl
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Broke the steering lock mechanism on the 530i parts car....

Post by canada karl » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:21 am

car still runs and I'd like to be able to move it around the yard. I got ham handed and locked it up....maybe broke something internally?? Can't move the steering wheel.What is the best way to bypass the lock mechanism so I can turn the wheel and start the car?
1976 530i. BMW 59 Triumph TR3A(rolling resto). 67 Triumph TR4A(salvageable). 86 900S Winter car

waltb
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Re: Broke the steering lock mechanism on the 530i parts car....

Post by waltb » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:55 pm

ooops, this post is a month old.

If you haven't already figured it out I would try taking the ignition switch assembly out from under the steering column. That is where the steering lock part is pushed up by a cam between the key cylinder and the electrical switch part. You may have to deal with the security bolts but just use a chisel to get them turning.

Walt B.

canada karl
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Re: Broke the steering lock mechanism on the 530i parts car....

Post by canada karl » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:14 am

Hi Walt I haven't dealt with the broken lock yet so this info is just what I needed.
Thanks Karl :D
1976 530i. BMW 59 Triumph TR3A(rolling resto). 67 Triumph TR4A(salvageable). 86 900S Winter car

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