BA BF Falcon ignition steering columns repaired with 12m warranty
Works really well until one day the back falls out of your ignition or your spring stop snaps off & the ignition stays in the start position causing all of your electrics like power windows, stereo etc to stop working until you manually turn it back.
Then you have to buy another whole column top for an FG (as Ford no longer sells the BA BF units) meaning you then have to replace the door lock/glovebox locks & get a full PATS reset. Total cost of that is around 1800 dollars. (If you are in Perth & the back has fallen out of your column & the key does nothing at all when you turn it, look for my other auction as you may be able to have me fix it in your car which is much cheaper.)
Or you could ship or bring your column top to me, & I'll rebuild it with a steel, much thicker spring stop, modify the spring housing to work with the bigger spring stop, & re-assemble the 5 springs, two ball bearings, contact plate & housing and refix the back in a way that will never come out again.
I started off doing this for myself to save money, then did some friends, then moved onto helping others. I've gotten very good at it now so I'm prepared to offer a 12 month warranty with these as I've yet to have one fail. (I have a box of old columns out the back that I killed finding the best way to do this.) I was the first person on Gumtree to do this and I've been doing it for a long time now. I have only happy customers I'm glad to say.
I sell these cheaper than most sell second hand units for. But the reality of a second hand unit is that it has the same flaw that caused yours to fail & could do so at any time. These units have both of the major flaws fixed in such a way that they should outlast the car.
For my own BA XR6T I changed my barrel over to a BF unit I repaired after testing it 500 times one night.. It's been in my car for about a year now after that and it's as good as the day I did it. (changing from BA to BF requires a PATS security reset, which I can do also, but repairing your own column or swapping to a same series exchange column does not require a PATS reset as your own key & barrel get inserted into the new or repaired column.
Feel free to txt or email me or call me.. I will answer most of the time nearly immediately as I'm in IT and keep the smartphone with me at all times. But I won't always be in range of a phone tower.
This will work interstate folks, the columns fit into a 25 dollar express post bag, and I've done several like this. For people with a Column shift auto column (which have the same lock mech as the other, but are different in shape as they have the transmission shifter welded to the side) they are very rare and getting yours repaired is by far the cheaper option.
This is an exchange service, I send you mine, you send me yours. If you're an industry tradie, you get a discount and I'll also deal with you to get any other old columns you have stashed in a corner somewhere as I always need parts. If you are interstate you may be asked to pay a deposit of around $80 because a few of the interstate folks not only didn't send the old column, they didn't return my key and barrel (I ship with a key and barrel in the column to make sure it can't lock in transit.) either and if that keeps happening I end up with no parts and no barrels to put in columns so I have to resort to this.
Sorry for the inconveinence, but it's not my fault. 99% of falcon and Territory owners have been good people, but there are always a couple who ruin it for others.
Lastly, if need be we can do COD as well. It cost 37 dollars the last time I did it and it doesn't arrive next day australia wide, so it takes 2 or 3 days longer to arrive, but it works well enough. shipped columns come with instrucitons with colour labelled pictures too, installation is not overly difficult. www bits4cars net
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