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'88 GL10 Ignition Switch Removal
Posted 25 January 2004 - 11:52 AM
Oh yea, one last question.... Will this switch readily swap over to the Brat, both physically and electronically?
Posted 25 January 2004 - 01:57 PM
Problem is, how to get a drill on the rivets at that angle.
One way (the fastest and easiest) is to use a right-angle drill. This is a good investment if you don't already own one.
Another way is to take apart the steering column. They are not all alike, but I've seen some that are bolted together using an opposite-threaded fastener (clockwise to loosen). You can then take the section that has the switch off, and put it on your bench or drill press.
To reinstall, you will need the metric fastener that threads into the base of the ignition switch. You have to be careful not to damage the soft aluminum while drilling out the rivet.
Should work on your Brat with little or no mods...
good luck, John
Posted 25 January 2004 - 03:13 PM
Posted 25 January 2004 - 03:44 PM
Posted 25 January 2004 - 03:57 PM
Posted 25 January 2004 - 11:08 PM
Posted 26 January 2004 - 09:58 AM
the plastic collumn came apart with phillips head screws and the ignition aluminum unit with its wiring connector just dropped right out IIRC and its sitting in the storage unit with the small selection of other stuff we got with it.
Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:13 AM
Let us know the details on that 88...
The ones I have done were on 86-87 medels, so there may be differences.
I think you are correct about the switch not being directly interchangeble. But with the help of a wiring diagram, it's possible to switch parts/connectors to make the newer one work.
I didn't know that about that fastener. I'll try your non-drilling method next time.
I'll betcha your ignition switch is a replacement. I think they used those special fasteners to prevent theft.
Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:50 PM
I haven't yet determined if this switch will swap into the Brat readily. I can tell you that the 5 wires coming off the back of the switch are a heavier gauge than the ones found on the Brat. They're all black with either a white, yellow, blue, or red stripe; the 5th one is solid black.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 01:08 AM
Oh - grab the spring loaded wires for the tilt mechanism with some pliers, and pull on them to slip them off the column - makes it much easier to work on.
Take the ign. lock to a smith and have it repaired - should cost around $20 - $30. This way your door key remains the same too...
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