Seat Leon >> Removing and installing ignition and starter switch


  • Switch off ignition and all electrical consumers.

Vehicles without access and start authorisation system

  • Remove ignition key, if fitted.

Vehicles with access and start authorisation system

  • Store the ignition key outside the vehicle to prevent the ignition from being switched on unintentionally.

Continued for all vehicles

  • Remove steering column trim (bottom) .
  • Unplug the electrical connector -1-.
  • Unlatch the retaining clips -2 and 3- at the recesses -Arrows- in the steering column lock housing -4- by inserting the watchmaker screwdrivers.

Lights, bulbs, switches - exterior

If procedure cannot be performed due to limited space, improvise suitable tool (2 bent wires) as described below.

  • Bend one end of a welding rod with diam. Ø 1 mm as a loop and cut down to length -a-.
    • Dimension -a- = about 50 mm
  • File wire hook so that end is pointed.
    • Dimension -b- = 5 mm

  • Pull ignition/starter switch - D- -5- out of the steering lock housing. The jeweller screwdrivers or wire pegs must remain inserted while doing so.

Lights, bulbs, switches - exterior


Installation is carried out in the reverse sequence; note the following:

  • Insert ignition/starter - D- into steering lock housing until it engages audibly.
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