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DII 2004

I know there's lots of post about key hard to turn, stuck, broken off, etc.

My issue is slightly different:

I have an ignition key that just spins freely in the barrel unless you really play with it, do a rain dance, and pray to the Rover gods.

I have a used ignition lock assembly in-hand.

Does the lock assembly need power in order for the key to turn in the barrel?
Upon opening the used lock assembly, the key was in the barrel and turned - like to position 1. I "turned it off" and removed the key. Now, the key will go in but will not turn in the barrel. What am I missing?

I plan to try and use the "new" assembly's parts to repair the one in my truck so I don't have to sheer off off the one in my truck and mess with key cutting, etc., but am open to suggestions.

Thanks in Advance.
 

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Hi, no need for power, that plug is for ''key in'' sensor output, keep the little spindle depressed(pointed with red arrow) and try to turn the key then
 

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From Sierra on another forum:

Any kind of bodge is possible but IMO it can't last too much, it's not so hard nor expensive to fix it well, it involves this Steering Lock / Ignition Switch Discovery 2 (Economy) D2LOCK Island 4x4 - Specialists in Land Rover and Range Rover Parts and accessories for all models. UK and worldwide mail order. and a blank key blade which fits the fob(plenty on ebay) to cut it after the keys which came with the barrel...then you can have a fresh start and rest your mind for another 10+

Do you have a pic of the immobilizer, and how to swap it from the old barrel assembly to the new one?
 

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So.... how about that immobiliser coil on the ignition lock barrel assembly?

The aftermarket replacement from island 4x4 indicates I'll need to transplant it from the old, to the new barrel.

Any tips pics or tricks would be most appreciated.
 

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Piece of cake
 

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Not to needle this too much, but (as I am waiting for Monday to order my part, etc.)
Why is Atlantic British's replacement ignition key barrel $200 so much more than island-4x4's D2LOCK part L35 - whatever that is in $'s, it isn't $200)?

Is island's stuff new and, if so, why so much cheaper?
 
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