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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-14-2013, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Ignition switch help

Good evening everyone,

I have a 94 VN 750 that has left me stranded last week with an interesting issue.
My key has to be in between off and Run in order for my dash light up, once I hit the button to start up the bike i get my starter relay to buzz but the bike wont start.
I am assuming that my ignition switch has to be replace, I have looked for it online bur haven't had much luck can anybody point me the right way?


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Good evening everyone,

I have a 94 VN 750 that has left me stranded last week with an interesting issue.
My key has to be in between off and Run in order for my dash light up, once I hit thesearch the threads button to start up the bike i get my starter relay to buzz but the bike wont start.
I am assuming that my ignition switch has to be replace, I have looked for it online bur haven't had much luck can anybody point me the right way?


Best regards

Andre

Search the threads...there are a few on Ignition Switch Refurbish/Repair, complete with access how to - etc......most have great success.
Generally, it's only about cleaning contacts & stretching the tiny springs a bit.
( when disassembling the switch careful of the tiny springs jumping out)
An auto parts store ignition switch would also work....
just sayin'


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Oh yeah, cleaning that little sucker is the key to a new life. Just handle the wires with care and watch for the falling ball bearing (there is only one).

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I posted the link on how to clean the switch....on your other thread.
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Thanks for the post and assistance, my brown plug has a substencial amount of corrosion what is the best way to clean it, is there a recommended coating to put on in it? I have a lot of play in the key and the positions corresponding to what the ignition is suppose to be doing. Any other advice?
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after you clean the connector, use dielectric grease to protect it from corrosion. polishing the contacts with a rubber eraser works, or emery cloth with a fine grit to remove corrosion.

use the link I gave you on the other thread to take apart and clean the switch contacts. the physical play in the tumblers is different, but maybe following the instructions and stretching the springs in the connector might help with the play in the key.
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