Ignition barrel key troubles

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Matthewlambert
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Ignition barrel key troubles

Post by Matthewlambert » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:39 am

Hi everyone

I have encountered a problem with my 77 se6a where the ignition key can turn the barrel to positions 1 and 2 but will not do the final click to start the car. The key is very lose fitting so I'm thinking it must be time for a new barrel change. I just wondered if there was any way of starting the car without chopping wires? I use the car as my daily driver so any way around this problem short term whilst I sort the new parts would be appreciated

Thanks



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Ignition barrel key troubles

Post by gtcse8 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:56 am

Matthew I have Brand New Ignition locks complete with Two keys.
Run out of the electric switch parts, but they're only held in with a small self tapper.

So to be able to start car without cutting wires locate small screw and remove, cross head #1 driver needed.
Then you will need something that will fit into the hole in the switch to turn it.
Approx 1/2" square with two rounded sides.
Don`t forget to keep the key in and turned to #2 position or the steering lock will kick in :shock:


Mark Wilson. Garage sale everything must go. :cry:1 SE6b, 1 GTC Shell &1 SE6a shell & a Triumph Daytona. Also on YouTube :wink: lookup V8 Chevy https://youtu.be/lbpvDGAMY6g https://youtu.be/7xTrbr0ETSA https://youtu.be/K7HfYVd5Flo

Matthewlambert
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Ignition barrel key troubles

Post by Matthewlambert » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:35 pm

Luckily I have a spare barrel, but thanks for the offer.

I've got the ignition switch off and can turn with a screw driver, but the switch feels very clunky. I'm now thinking it must be a combo of the two; the barrel and the switch.

Matt



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