Anyone has an ignition switch r&r procedure description?

kbogach at kbogach at
Fri Mar 6 15:06:43 PST 2009

Everything except "dash pad" is out. What is dash pad? After I removed IC there is a solid metal piece, integral with dash board, covering the switch. 

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Subject: Re: Anyone has an ignition switch r&r procedure description? 

I removed and replaced the ignition lock, and "only" needed to get the kick panel, instrument cluster, top half of steering column plastic and 
the dash pad out of the way. Once it's all out, with a light and mirror in hand you'll get a good look at the top of the ignition switch. There you'll see two small screws (usually coated in "anti tamper" blue), loosen the screws or better yet remove with a magnetic mini screwdriver and the ignition switch will slide out, you can then disconnect the electrical connector and install the new one. 

That being said, CHECK the back of the ignition lock and the ignition switch, and listen for anything falling or pinging when you pull the ignition switch back. Common failure for these is for the spade behind the tumbler to break, if this is the case you will have to replace the tumbler. Should you find you have to do this, I found a way to do it that'll save you a days worth of work, post if you find that tab broken and I'll post. 

I have had to replace the lock tumbler on my 200TQA and the V8Q. Here is a pic of lock assembly with the two screws visible: 

I'm going from memory and checking some pics I took, so maybe someone with a fresher memory of the procedure might chime in. 

"God's a kid with an ant farm. He's not planning anything." 

kbogach at writes: 

> >Hi all, 
> > 
> >my 200 tqa '89 lost its ignition switch, electrical part only 
> >hopefully. I could not find r&r procedure in the Bentley. That 
> seems 
> >odd to me. Am I blind? Does anyone have anything on this? Any 
> advise 
> >will be greatly appreciated. 
> > 
> >Thank you. 
> >Konstantine Bogach 

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