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Steering Lock: cut one wire. /switch optional

Originally Posted by Baer383 As long as someone does it and reports back that it is good to go. I believe Fritz has done this.

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Old 04-20-2012, 07:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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As long as someone does it and reports back that it is good to go.
I believe Fritz has done this.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I believe Fritz has done this.
That's 1 I would like to see a couple of people do this before I put my car under the knife.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Fritz is right, the service manual barely mentions the Steering lock. I couldn't even find a picture of the steering lock with a reference number, maybe I don't have a complete manual? The information I posted was for the purpose of aiding in the wire modification outside of the S/L box, as I believe that's what the latest mod from Fritz suggests.

Also, the addition of the switch is only valid on a currently functional S/L control unit or a failed unit that has been opened up and fixed to the unlock position, as you need it in the unlocked position to mod as Fritz mentions.
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good find electrically this all makes sense to me with what fritz is saying..........however I am going to think and try and look over any available info I can find (and GaleForce has provided) about this before I give it the snip!
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Thanks, Fritz and Galeforce. When you mean the car needs to have the steering lock in the unlocked position, do you mean the car can be fully off, steering wheel just can't be turned afterwards so that it locks up?
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What I gather from Fritz' post, you need the steering lock itself to not be engaged with the steering wheel/steering column. So as long as the steering wheel itself is moving freely when you want to cut the wire and add the switch, you should be ok.
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Have the car in ACC mode and the steering will be unlocked.
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Got it, thanks, guys. I'll have to find time to give this a try...
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With the BOOMslang wiring harness between the OEM connectors no hacking of the OEM wires!
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