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Tom O’Malley

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Just replaced the ignition barrel at my local locksmith and still having issues on the start up. As if it’s got a flat battery, the fellow doing the ignition suggested getting the sensor that the barrel goes into on the other side of the barrel. So I that sensor in my hand about to undo that small star drive screw and thought I might double check if anyone else has done this and any trick in doing it.

Cheers brothers
 

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Undo the screw.
Was just about to post this very thing.
 

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1. Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery.

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Use a T8 driver to undo the grub screw.

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Undo the grub screw.

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Lever up this tab to pull the plug off.

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Back of the ignition switch.
 

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Also remove the contact ring that connects to the key when it goes in.

Clean it out. (I used contact cleaner) Make sure it is springy and not jammed.

*Theres no actual sensor. It’s a basic switch which is the same from VN-VZ.

Immobiliser, that is controlled by the PIM which is located up under the instrument cluster.
 
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Just replaced the ignition barrel at my local locksmith and still having issues on the start up. As if it’s got a flat battery, the fellow doing the ignition suggested getting the sensor that the barrel goes into on the other side of the barrel. So I that sensor in my hand about to undo that small star drive screw and thought I might double check if anyone else has done this and any trick in doing it.

Cheers brothers
Hi mate.ive tried just to replace my ignition switch and its not that easy.i had the barell out of ignition.But could not fit it back in the ignition and click into place.done my head in.
 

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You used a pick to let the barrel back into it like the video shows?

Have the key in the barrel, turn the key after partly inserting it, it will just slot in when the locking mechanism is released.
 
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