[ROVERNET - UK] Worn ignition switch 70 3500S

geffandjulie geffandjulie at comcast.net
Fri Mar 31 06:49:26 BST 2006

Roger, is it possible to get in there and tighten the loose tangs?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <rogerdm at iprimus.com.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 1:31 AM
Subject: RE: [ROVERNET - UK] Worn ignition switch 70 3500S

>I have had to change the switch several times and it is a long job.  If you
> have a replacement then you can connecct it into the wiring loom at its 
> plug
> as a temporary, until you have the required time.  If you remove the plate
> with the lights wiper switches etc and let it hang down, you can access 
> the
> loom behind where the ignition switch plugs in.  If you substitute your 
> then you can operate the ignition start functions etc.  Of course you will
> need to keep the key in the old switch for the steering lock etc.  I can
> send you the scanned pages from the manual if you require.  Basically you
> have to drill into the bolts that support the steering lock assembly to 
> the
> column, insert a ezy out and unscrew the bolts as they have no hex head 
> for
> a spanner (anti theft??).  Other bolts support the key barrel and switch
> which are very hard to get at under the dash.  You will need a strong 
> light
> and mirror or very small Rover enthusiast helper.  I have discovered that
> the switch mechanism set in a non conductive plate is held up to the key
> barrel with bent over metal tags.  These develop free play and slop hence
> electrical contacts are intermintantly lost--car stops!!
>>-- Original Message --
>>From: "geffandjulie" <geffandjulie at comcast.net>
>>To: "Rovernet05" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
>>Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 06:29:27 -0800
>>Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Worn ignition switch 70 3500S
>>Reply-To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>>My ignition switch is so worn that it does not remain in the on position
>>after starting. Only by jiggling and praying does the key remain turned
>>enough to allow current to the ignition. Fortunately I have a NOS switch
>>replace. 3 Q:
>>If it fails before I have time, can I "jump" any wires to keep it going?
>> Is
>>there a quick fix to the wear?  How difficult is it to replace the 
>>Geff and Julie McCarthy
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