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Re: Hand on Shifter/ Ignition

"M Tipton" <miktip@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>I once read a "factory bulletin" describing the "premature wear" of
>ignition  key lock's on the steering column, due to people having
>massive amounts of junk (weight) on their keychains!

>Dealers choose the "government route" and keep quiet to this fact,
>so they can make "mo-money", replacing worn ignition locks!

Yup, it's a fact- the spring in the lock is unable to return to the 'off'
position and keeps making contact, arcing itself to death. The previous
owner of my old Opel Kadett did this before I got the car, and warned me
never to put any weight on the ignition lock. I've heeded his advice ever
since- these switches usually conk out at the worst possible time in the
worst possible place.


Tom (simple keyring with only three keys on it)

 Tom Nas                                          Zeist, The Netherlands

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