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 Post subject: Removing E series ignition switch
Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:28 pm 
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I know the two bolts holding them in are made to be tamper proof but how exactly do they come off??
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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:45 pm 
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You want to get the whole ignition barrel off?

Well there are two bolts on the top that have no heads. You get a hammer and a punch. You tap an indent on the top of the bolt and then put the punch on an angle and tap in an counter-clockwise direction. Get one of them about 2 turns around then do the other for a few more then it should be finger tight.

The other method of doing this is by getting a dremal and tring to get a cutting blade in there and make a canal for a flat blade screw driver and use a big screw driver to undo it.

What exactly do you want to take it off for?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:04 pm 
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Well the switch is in there and it's stuffed so i need to put a new one on.
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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:42 pm 
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Sometimes they cooperate and a few taps and they are loose, and sometimes they can be as tight as f**k and you end up smashing the thing to bits. Good luck! The bolt is real soft metal too so it doesnt take much to wreck it.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:56 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Removing E series ignition switch
Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:20 pm 
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i am in the same boat.... or EF.. so the 2 bolts that have no groove or anything. are you able to buy new bolts for the replacement of this. because i took it to a auto elec and well that was like 2yrs ago and now i am back in the spot the barrel is cactus and i am going to do it myself. (the key is hard as to turn and you also have to giggle the key and sometimes you have to just wait and then try again b4 you get it going again.
could i even use easy outs......
any1 got picts to help me through

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Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:52 pm 
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deos eb wrote:
i am in the same boat.... or EF.. so the 2 bolts that have no groove or anything. are you able to buy new bolts for the replacement of this. because i took it to a auto elec and well that was like 2yrs ago and now i am back in the spot the barrel is cactus and i am going to do it myself. (the key is hard as to turn and you also have to giggle the key and sometimes you have to just wait and then try again b4 you get it going again.
could i even use easy outs......
any1 got picts to help me through

Cheers
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The 2 headless bolts can be removed by using a hammer and a centre punch, hitting them off centre.
You can use 2 x M8 x 1.25mm Allen Socket cap screws, about 15mm long.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:17 pm 
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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:01 pm 
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i was told if you put it on accesories and press a tab in the barrell comes out?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Removing E series ignition switch
Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:09 pm 
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i was told if you put it on accesories and press a tab in the barrell comes out?


Yep, thats right, it's a 3mm pin that you push in......remember if the switch is stuffed, then you need to remove the whole thing.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:28 pm 
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wow that was easier than I read. I did the key in and a bit of a jiggle and got to ACC and put in the small bit of the key and it popped out and a few bucks later I have the new one and ta dar its done.

got it. my old lady is super impressed and well I CBF and also the coin it is to get the lock to suit the other key I think she can live with that :)
made my old man go wow. thank heaps for all your help.

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