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hethj7

Easiest way to tighten ignition switch

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hethj7

My entire ignition switch has always spun when I turn the key since the day I bought my boat. I usually just reach iunder the dash and hold the cylinder when turning the key, but I don't want to do that any more.

There isn't enough room to get a wrench on the nut on the backside of the key cylinder, so what is the best way to get this tight? I've fumbled around with pliers for too long with no good results.

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Scott N

Can you disconnect the wires, hold the nut on the back with fingers and turn from the front (key) side?

You could also try throwing some thread-lock in the mix so when it is finally tightened it will be less likely to vibrate loose.

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Oberon

Needle nose pliers, blue lock tight and a little patience.

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hethj7

a little patience.

Ah, not my strongest trait. :)

Scott, I can't get my fingers on the nut from the back side. I think a little more time under my dash and some patience may be the key. I was just hoping there was something I was missing, like a specialty tool or something.

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Scott N
Scott, I can't get my fingers on the nut from the back side.

Ahhh, bummer.

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