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Old July 22nd, 2005, 12:52 AM
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Ignition?

My ignition went out a few weeks ago. I turned the key something went pop and it no longer works. Pullled it and looked at it and there's nothing fixable. I need a new one. I've talked to a Rover breaker in town and they want $300 and a month or two to come up with one.

My question is: Will an ignition from the UK work in an NAS truck? I don't know if their ignition is on the left like ours seeing as I've never been in one. They're like $75 or less over there and that's a big enough difference to make it worth waiting for it to get here.
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 07:38 AM
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Good Question! Mine started acting up too, doing the same thing. SO far I have been able to get it started by banging on the steering colum until it works. I may just add a start button if it's easier then getting a new switch.
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 10:59 AM
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You might take the binnacle out and have a look. I had a customers truck in the shop last week and the electrical portion of the switch had come apart...I recrimped it and it is fine. Also, I believe that you can buy just the electrical protion of the switch rather than the whole key lock assembly.
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 11:46 AM
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You might take the binnacle out and have a look. I had a customers truck in the shop last week and the electrical portion of the switch had come apart...I recrimped it and it is fine. Also, I believe that you can buy just the electrical protion of the switch rather than the whole key lock assembly.
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The electronic bit is fine. The key just no longer turns in the lock. This weekend I guess I'll just install a starter button. That'll be the cheapest method I guess. I'll have to figure out the wiring first of course. Anyone got a detailed wiring diagram for the ignition?
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Have you tried RDS?
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Have you tried RDS?
That's where I found one. Not cheap but much better than the $300 I was quoted elsewhere. I thought I had called him but when I thought about it I hadn't.
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HEY! I fixed my problem! I had a bad ground to the chassie! THats it just check your grounds, I bet you may have forgot one or need to clean one up from the top end rebuild.
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George at RDS came through. He shipped me exactly the part I needed. Took 10 minutes to install and I've got a working ignition again. No more using the battery cut-off to turn the truck on then plugging and unplugging the starter relay for me.

I do have one question though for anyone that can answer it. The ignition he shipped me didn't have a couple wires that the old one did. Does any one know what these two wires on top of the ignition do?
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No idea right now, I'll have to dig out the manual and have a look. Glad it's running!
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That happened to me last week my mechanic overnighted a new ignition for 150 had it back running the next day. If you want I can find out where he ordered it.
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No idea right now, I'll have to dig out the manual and have a look. Glad it's running!
I thought about it. Want to bet it's the 'key in the ignition' sensor? Makes the dinger ding to let you know you've forgotten your keys. My dinger has never worked and I like it that way so I'll just ignore those wires. Nothing has been affected by that wire being disconnected.
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Ahh yes! I bet you're right. Oh and I killed mine by letting it get rained on.
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Wait . . .

really . . .

I will unplug mine asap.
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