200 Ignition Switch Replacement

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 11 22:03:22 EDT 2005

Abe Berman wrote:
> Car is back together and I still have the same problem, key not
> springing back from start position.  In addition, airbag light now on,
> gotta love it.

I haven't replaced my switch (yet :), but I'm guessing that
maybe the part you replaced is the electrical portion, while
the "spring" part is the keyed portion.  If so, maybe you can
clean it -- spray WD-40 into the key hole, work the key in
and out, then maybe hit it with a light oil like 3-in-1 oil.
If that doesn't free it up, it might be time for a new keyed
portion of the switch.  You should be able to re-use your
tumblers so you can use the same key; check the archives.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
'56 Austin-Healey 100 BN2, for sale

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