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RE: 79 B ignition switch woes

To: mgs <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: RE: 79 B ignition switch woes
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 09:44:00 -0800 (PST)
You can replace just the switch or the switch and key as a unit. the switch 
is relatively easy tpo replace. The key requires cutting slots in the two 
twist off style bolts that hold it to the column. I think there is a 
replacement available from vicky brit with a slightly different wiring 
scheme. Your lucky, the switch is cheaper than the key and there is a remote 
possibility that you can clean out the switch with some contact cleaner. 
When the key goes you just cannot insert your key into the ignition and your 
stuck. You may also check some shops that may have an oem switch still in 

 Chris Reichle
From: mgs-owner
To: mgs
Subject: 79 B ignition switch woes
Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 5:33PM

Hi all
I'm starting to have a problem with my ignition switch on my 79 B.The
radio will shut off and if I jiggle the switch it will come back on for
a while.Now the question...Is this a symptom of impending doom?Is there
any fix?I noticed that VB doesn't carry the part any more are there any
available IF I have to chance it?How hard is it to replace? Any more
info will be appreciated.
Thanks Pat

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