Ignition return spring

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by John, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have an M reg Peugeot 306 XLD.

    Recently the ignition key return spring has given up.
    That is to say when you turn the key to its furthest position to start the
    engine it stays there and doesn't spring back. You have to manually turn
    the key back. There is no spring action at all. Thinking it might be a
    sticking spring I squirted some WD40 in to the ignition key slot but this
    hasn't made any difference. Is this repairable or do I have to get a new
    ignition key lock ?

    John, Oct 1, 2003
  2. John

    Mindwipe Guest

    usually caused by swarf in the lock,you could try removing it and rinsing it
    through with parafin,but to be fair its probably best to get a new one due
    to the risk of it sticking and being unable to remove your key
    Mindwipe, Oct 1, 2003
  3. John

    John Guest

    Peugeot said I need a new lock and that I would need the key number if I
    wanted to have just one key to operate the ignition and doors. What do
    Peugeot key numbers look like ? If I remove the old lock would it be
    marked on it somewhere ?

    John, Oct 3, 2003
  4. John

    G.T Guest

    Theorically, on older Pugs (at least x05 series and early x06 series, I
    think) it was a small metallic plate, which should not be lost. For example,
    it stays on the spare key key ring (my case). Later Pugs use a card to give
    to the service team, ISO size (i.e, smart card / banking card size). Report
    to your manual to see what system it should be.
    BTW, the VIN may be enough. It worked for my brother (although not as
    "reliable" as keys nr).
    G.T, Oct 5, 2003
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