January 12, 2008

Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement

Lock Cylinder


Thanks to “mom” for this one!
Upon investigation of his no-start condition on his 2000 S70, “mom” found that it was his ignition switch/ lock cylinder. In this thread you will find his pictures and a link to a good write-up on how to do the replacement. Glad you got your car running again, mom!

Today I decided to find what was the problem with my cylinder lock. I thought maybe I could repair it, but it is impossible. The broken part is made of cast aluminum and is very small. This part is a kind of “guillotine” that slides up and down inside the mechanism. Mine was missing a guide pin, preventing it to move freely.

The cause is definitely the steering wheel being turned to the left, forcing the steering lock from the right, and also the guillotine on its most vulnerable position. I’m sure it could happen on a brand new lock. Look at those pictures and you’ll understand.

Ignition/Lock Cylinder Replacement

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6 responses to “Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement”

  1. Kevin McCrory says:

    I have an 86 Volvo 240. I am trying to remove the passenger door lock cylinder. It was hit by a truck in the handle and I’ve purchased another door and would like to use the lock cylinder from the old door so I don’t have to carry 2 keys. Any help would be appreciated.


  2. john says:

    1999s70 fix 1 thing 3 more break.running out of patients&$

  3. Ricardo says:

    How do I replace ignition lock cylinder on a 93 Volvo
    960? Is there anywhere here that i can find that info?

  4. Eduardo Torres says:

    I need to replace the ignition lock cylinder. How? With pictures please. I own a 1998 S70 T5.

  5. William Easterling says:

    Has there been “any” recalls for this problem?

  6. graham nicol says:

    what’s the procedure to remove the ignition lock cylinder on a 1996 850s 2.5L wagon.
    thanks graham

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