ignition switch swap

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ignition switch swap

Post by tx2sturgis » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:35 pm

I had been having some intermittent electrical gremlins now and then with my 2013 Ural Solo sT...but after some time and troubleshooting efforts, not to mention installing some new stuff, I finally traced it down to the ignition switch.

I ordered a new one from Heindl and it arrived in about 2 days...

The new one that came in is not the same as the old one...apparently the old russian switch is not made anymore and the new one is better...I guess..it certainly looks to be of higher quality.

To mount the new one I had to slightly enlarge the round hole the old one came out of...but I got that done and followed the included wiring diagram and got it installed. Works great!

The new key is a bit hard to remove sometimes....I'm hoping that it will wear in and become easier.

But now, with a new battery, two new relays, some new fuses, and a new ignition switch, I swear the bike is MUCH faster! :cheers:

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Re: ignition switch swap

Post by Manscout » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:40 pm

New parts always make it faster!!! :D :lol: :D
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Re: ignition switch swap

Post by motoleo » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:24 pm

Tx2sturgis... any chance of posting the wiring diagram/ instructions for the new switch? I have a new switch with the small harness but no intsructions☹️
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Re: ignition switch swap

Post by bratmanxj » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:34 pm

Dealer put in the new switch on my '07 after the accident. Its not wired correctly and only has Off-On and a disconnected "parking" setting that will lock the cylinder up. I ended up rotating my switch so it's up-side-down and it works a little bit smoother, but still jambs up now and again.
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Re: ignition switch swap

Post by tx2sturgis » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:10 pm

motoleo wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:24 pm
Tx2sturgis... any chance of posting the wiring diagram/ instructions for the new switch? I have a new switch with the small harness but no intsructions☹️
Sure!

This is what came with mine....I wrote in the color names in case the colors were too 'muted'...which they kinda are...the wire that I labled 'grey' is kinda off-white grey-ish...anyway, whatever it is, you can figure it out.

I enlarged the opening with a small rotary file, it does not take much...I suppose a good step drill bit would also work...or the old-fashioned way, a regular old half-round or rat-tail file. I leave that up you!

I applied a bit of touch-up paint after filing...to help prevent rust.

Be sure to disconnect the battery before you begin! :foilhead:

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Re: ignition switch swap

Post by chaos2 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:29 pm

Try some dry lube to make the key easier to remove, worked wonders on some new stiff locks I had and I regularly squirt some in my 2012's original ignition, especially after once having the key freeze in place after a ride in freezing wet weather.
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Re: ignition switch swap

Post by tx2sturgis » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:06 pm

Yeah I shot some wd-40 in there and no difference....so I will try some dry-lube....I'll have to buy it somewhere since I had none of it on hand.

I tend to think it's the actual machining is new and kinda 'sticky', and not really a lubrication issue....but I could be wrong...
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Re: ignition switch swap

Post by Lee Pape » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:51 pm

In the old days we just went down to the auto parts store and bought a switch for a lawn mower or tractor.
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Re: ignition switch swap

Post by motoleo » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:36 pm

tx2sturgis wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:10 pm
motoleo wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:24 pm
Tx2sturgis... any chance of posting the wiring diagram/ instructions for the new switch? I have a new switch with the small harness but no intsructions☹️
Sure!

This is what came with mine....I wrote in the color names in case the colors were too 'muted'...which they kinda are...the wire that I labled 'grey' is kinda off-white grey-ish...
I enlarged the opening with a small rotary file, it does not take much...
Thanks!
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