275GTB/4 Ignition Switch
A nice looking Four Cam 275GTB was delivered to the shop from The
Collector Car Garage. The car needed a fluid change, and
repair to the ignition switch.
The original lock set was not operating the switch correctly, forcing
the owner to start the car with a screwdriver until a new lock could be
installed. It's not cool when you're rolling onto a car show, and the
only way to start your Ferrari is with a screwdriver!
The best way to access the ignition lock was to pull the steering
column. Several things had to be disconnected to get it out:
1. the three multi pin connectors
2.carbon brush for the horn switch
3. ignition wiring
4. steering column u-joint
5. three bolts holding the steering column in place.
With the steering column on the bench, it was easier to access the
sheer bolt that secures the steering column lock/ignition switch to the
rest of the steering column. If this threaded portion of the bolt was
seized, I would have to drill it out, but luckily, I managed to back it
out with several light taps from a drift.
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