I have a petrol 2.25 series 3. The ignition barrell keeps sticking and I ma trying to replace it. Craddocks said no 24G1345L available now so substitute with another part. I have two problems:
1. Cannot get the barrel out. There appear to be not one, but two small holes on the SIDE of the ignition block (steering wheel side) and neither seem to do anything when pushed: no give at all. The substitue barrel has one pin at the bottom. Part number 395141 although appears way too small in diameter.
2. If it doesn't fit and I manage to get the ********* thing out, where do I buy a replacement?
Two questions you will ask: does it have a steering lock and is it the original ignition block? No and NO. The ignition key is one of the plastic headed later type not the original metal only key so suspect (like everything else) it has been modified.
Any ideas or help would be grateful. The full replacement assembly is about £160 + and don't want to spend that much. for a silly bit of metal. Thank you.