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UrQ ignition switch problems...

I guess my honeymoon period with the UrQ is officially over...	

On the 83 UrQ, after starting the beast up all items that are switched via
the load relay circuit collectively die depending on how much snow there is
and how late in the day. i.e. More snow and later at night likelihood of a
failure increases! Also the A/C blower relay (in the glove box) can be made
to buzz after start up. (Phil, after tapping with the blunt end of a pencil
it stops the buzzing O.K.).

I checked out the load and A/C relays and they appear fine, wiring is ok
with no signs of meltdown! After about 30 minutes of fumbling in the cold I
discovered that the ignition switch may be the culprit. Careful jiggling of
the ignition key in the switch causes the load relay to energize and all
the circuits come back to life again. I took the trim panel off around the
ignition switch and all appears well at the connector end of things. My
question to you knowledgeable listers is... Do I need to replace the
complete ignition switch assembly, or is there a switch module located
inside the assembly that can be serviced or replaced independently of the
lock /barrel/housing ??? Any other (*printable*) ideas welcome.

Paul Lethbridge

83 UrQ
61 Morris Cooper
66 Mini Marcos (up for sale, located in the UK at moment)