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 #51805  by Silverfox1111
 Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:20 pm
G'day all
The daughter's car has the problem that seems common with the kizashi that is the car failing to start due to the steering column lock. How big a job is it to replace the module on the steering column & does anyone have a guide on the best way to do it?
 #51806  by Woodie
 Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:14 pm

That's a band-aid solution you can use for now, the replacement part is about $250 and about two hours to install. ... 3710057l12

It's on top of the steering column, you need to drop the column down below the dashboard to get to it. The bolts that hold the thing on are security bolts, the heads break off when it's installed, so you have to cut them off with a Dremel cut off wheel. Actually you just have to cut one, that will release the tension on both. New lock module comes with one new bolt.
 #51807  by Ronzuki
 Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:59 pm
Also, If I'm not mistaking, after the unit is replaced, it must be configured/programmed/paired to the vehicle's permissive systems as well, correct Woodie? If this is in fact true, that is the more difficult part of the job to accomplish as I remember from past threads and discussions on the topic.
 #51808  by Woodie
 Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:25 pm
No, a new part just plugs in and goes. If you get a used part that has been installed in another car, it is paired to the keyless entry computer on the other car, and must be reprogrammed.
 #51809  by Ronzuki
 Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:48 pm
So plug-n-play, swap and go then...excellent!
 #51810  by Silverfox1111
 Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:52 am
Thanks gents.
I've done that door switch bypass so it's not a hurry to get fixed. Also thanks for the info on changing the module.
 #51811  by old tech
 Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:48 pm
A new electronic steering lock module would be the best repair however if you don’t want to spring for that now I would recommend at least removing the old one and relocating it to the bracket below the steering column. There’s enough cord for it to reach. This way you can kick it or tap on it. If I’m not mistaken the way you have it now is a good temporary fix but yet the computer may see this as never working and trigger again. Someone on the forum had this trouble if I think.

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