I could use a little more help please. As the summer ticks on, my alfa remains dormant. So as we have determined, removing the safety bolt is irrelevant as I cannot remove it as I cannot turn it. So I have bought a replacement steering column with a key. With that in hand and turning the key, I can feel the spring back of the steering lock mechanism on the replacement that I do not have on the one in my car. So that locking mechanism appears to be the issue. The used column I have is the outside of the column (the part that actually has the ignition cylinder in it) and the cylinder, NOT the steering rod that goes down through the column. Being familiar with American cars, you can remove the whole thing as a unit. But the Alfa appears different. Then I had a supposed stroke of genius. Unbolt the column from the body, remove the steering wheel and all components and slide the old column off and the new one on! Fantastic. But the column does not drop low enough for the attachment points to clear the dash on the way out. Can someone please tell me (and hopefully it's simple) how to do this job?
Thank you for any assistance!
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