Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fruitland Park,Florida
Even though you are far away from home, do you have tools with you. Is there an auto parts store near you. You will need a steering wheel puller about $20 and a lock ring compressor about $15 and torx drivers, but most people already have the torx drivers. You would disable the air bags, pull the air bag off steering wheel. Its held on by screws on the back side. Then break the nut holding the wheel. Use the steering wheel puller to remove steering wheel. Next get any switches out of the way, like the turn signal switch. Use the steering lock compressor to compress the steering lock wheel and remove the snap ring. Uncompress tool and lock ring comes off, steering wheel is unlocked, without busting the column, and you can now even take the ignition lock out so it can be replaced.