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Old May 18th, 2011, 08:43 AM
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J Pinkham
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Question Ignition lock surprise

I have a 1984 ROW 90 LHD something is always wearing out- the latest casualty is the ignition switch. Looks simple to replace except for the security bolt on the steering shaft clamp-it's recessed and I can't get a good look at it but it appears it will have to be drilled-of course it will be hardened. Question- what is the proper way to deal with this- I'm out of ideas except for drilling--any suggestions? Thanks in advance- now what will be the next surprise/challenge?--Thanks-John

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Old May 18th, 2011, 08:52 AM
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Drilling will be best. I almost did it but did it the long way instead.


ECR's suggestion:


Originally Posted by bjf View Post
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Mike Doligalski
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Yep, just what Josh said: unscrew the two little screws that hold the ignition switch in the tumbler assembly. Then just pull it out- if you're lucky.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 12:57 AM
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I have drilled out and then used regular metric bolts to reinstall. This makes it field serviceable if you need to pull the ignition switch on the side of the road.
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