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Steering Column Repair/2006 Jeep Liberty Ignition pin


Does my mechanic need to take the steering wheel off to replace the ignition pin in the ignition cylinder. Or does it have an easier way to take the housing out?

Hi Jennifer

The housing does not need  to come off to replace the pin inside that breaks.  If the housing is still ok, then the inside shaft can be replaced by removing the lock on the right, the switch on the left and the cover on the bottom.
If the housing itself is broken, then yes, the steering wheel and airbag do have to be removed.

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Douglas Gan


My specialties are stolen vehicles, steering column and ignition locks repair, airbag service and installation and diagnosis. My work includes both domestic (USA) vehicles and foreign designs.


30 years owning a company that specializes in steering columns, ignition & airbag related problems

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