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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Dropped the ball on this one...literally

Hey all,

Despite everyone's warnings in multiple previous posts, I guess I wasn't careful enough when I took the "hockey puck" portion of the ignition apart. I knew about the springs and contacts. I hadn't read about the little BB sized ball....well, it fell out.

I didn't lose it, but I don't know where to re-install it. Don't see an obvious "Oh, that's where it goes" spot and can't find anything helpful in the verses or forum posts. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Bump. Anybody??!!

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Sorry johnm, I haven't been into the hockey puck so I can't help you. Someone will come around soon who can, I would bet.

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Have you checked the pictures in the gallery?

OK I just looked and can`t find any mention of the BB in print or pictures. Sorry I can`t be more help.

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I've read one mention of the BB in a past post about cleaning the ignition switch. Unfortunately, it was after my mishap and said nothing about its placement within the switch. **DOH!**

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I just recently took mine apart but can't exactly remeber where it went. Could it posibally go under the plastic disk thing that holds the contacts and the springs. I think I remeber that part rolls over the ball and the ball rolls into notches designating the different key positions. I hope thats right. I would open mine back up but I broke one of the tabs the first time. So I had to rigg it to close right, and I don't want to mess with it since it's working.
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I just recently took mine apart but can't exactly remeber where it went. Could it posibally go under the plastic disk thing that holds the contacts and the springs. I think I remeber that part rolls over the ball and the ball rolls into notches designating the different key positions. I hope thats right. I would open mine back up but I broke one of the tabs the first time. So I had to rigg it to close right, and I don't want to mess with it since it's working.
That's what I was thinking. The uppermost portion of the rotor, opposite the slot that matches with the mechanical part of the switch. I removed the contact and the spring, placed the ball in the hole, then replaced the spring and contact. Haven't tried it yet as I have a broken wire that needs resoldering.

Thanks for the replies. I'll update after testing. If someone knows I'm doing it wrong, please let me know.

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