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Old October 8th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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Old September 26th, 2016, 06:24 PM
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Range Rover Classic ignition removal

There's enough guys on this forum who have classics and/or have parted out these trucks. I am removing the ignition from my '94 classic and I've been reading that you have to chisel out the two bolts that hold it to the steering column. Take a look at this picture, is this what you guys normally see? The bolt heads seem to be recessed down in there and I can't get them to move with a chisel. Some have had success with a Dremel tool, but I'm curious if Those who have done that had the bolts recess down in there like this. My other option I guess is just break it off somehow because I'm not planning to reuse the ignition.
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If you've got access to a dremel just notch the heads. Cutting into the top bracket won't hurt it's integrity. If you try to break it you'll probably just damage other stuff you want to keep. That's how my luck goes anyhow.
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Old September 26th, 2016, 06:45 PM
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If you've got access to a dremel just notch the heads. Cutting into the top bracket won't hurt it's integrity. If you try to break it you'll probably just damage other stuff you want to keep. That's how my luck goes anyhow.

ok, yeah, I see where your blade cut just a little bit into the one you sent and those bolt heads look to be quite recessed. I'll go pick up a dremel tool tomorrow.
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yes, cut a slot-then a regular flathead screw driver will do it ezzz peasy.

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well that was a t-total pain in my rear...but the new one is in and all working well (except my rear wiper arm which may or may not be related to this...it was acting up awhile back, will have to look into that later).


thanks ezzzzzzz for the ignition.


if anyone needs an old ignition with range rover key, let me know. free just pay shipping. it works, but it doesn't always stay in the II position so sometimes when starting it'll turn back by itself. I don't need, I'm tossing it if no one needs it or wants it for spare parts (or maybe to rebuild the tumblers).
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Probably could have gotten away with just the ignition switch instead of the whole barrel (and kept original keys etc.) based on your issue description, but it's too late now
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Probably could have gotten away with just the ignition switch instead of the whole barrel (and kept original keys etc.) based on your issue description, but it's too late now
I think you're right, I was thinking this was more a sure bet thing rather than replacing pieces parts.
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Yeah the switch is the most common failure since it's basically just plastic, copper and glue
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Stephen, are you parting out a RRC?

Does it have the rearview mirror with maplights on the bottom?
If so, I'm looking for one...

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Stephen, are you parting out a RRC?

Does it have the rearview mirror with maplights on the bottom?
If so, I'm looking for one...
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no sir, but forum member @brentflyfish has a '95 he's parting out.


and this guy (Parting 1995 RRC LWB Roman Bronze - Land Rover Forums - Land Rover Enthusiast Forum)
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When I used to work on ignition locks, I simply used a sharp edged flat ended punch and a hammer.
Turn the punch at an angle and let it's edge cut into the perimeter of the head by using a hammer to screw out the shear head bolt.

If I had to reuse the bolts, I'd cut a slot in them with a hacksaw, reinsert and cover the heads with liquid steel flush with the die-cast housing.
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no sir, but forum member @brentflyfish has a '95 he's parting out.


and this guy (Parting 1995 RRC LWB Roman Bronze - Land Rover Forums - Land Rover Enthusiast Forum)
Thanks- I think I already posted on Brent's thread-I'll check the other one out!


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