I Broke my Ignition switch
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    Default I Broke my Ignition switch

    well it sort of crumbled to a grinding mess yeasterday after work..

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    But i can still move it to the on position.. so how do i manually connect a few wires and start it ...

    Is it just a wire from the pos on battery to the top of the dissy, and earthed from dissy to neg or earth on vechile..

    The NRMA guy started for me.. but i was to stupid to ask hiom while he was there what he did.

    I geus i could just moke up a switch and feed it back in to the cabin semi kill switch style for the time being until i can get a new ignition barrel right??


    But yeah... what and where do i connect power upto for it to spark


    Sorry .. its a 83 505 Sti..

    Works: 1999 Volvo S40 T4, (has Choo Choo's)
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    Firstly: Be sure the car is in neutral and the ignition on.
    Then run a wire from the solenoid on the starter to the + side of the battery. I can't speak for Pugs, but on the CX there's a Torpedo connector that is right alongside the battery and in a case such as this, it is just separated and smacked onto the terminal of the battery and it's all go. FYI, the wire to the solenoid is the little one not the big thick mother...

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    Yep that bullet connector in the CX is a life saver

    To hot wire the car, just run 12volts to your '+' terminal on the coil, then using a screwdriver on most cars you can short the starter soleniod (easiest way). Poogoe owners will need to give more specific information.

    You lucky being a poogoe you can just buy a univers al switch, label it 'start/stop' and throw the ignition in the bin (don't laugh, my '63 ID19 has a starter button and ignition switch you need a key for). Reach under the dash and squeeze the starter switch wires together, punch the starter button and she'll fire first kick Luckily like your Poogoe it has the best theft protection known to man .... A Citroen badge
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    Cheers guys.. my criminal knowledge has just been raised 80%. .

    Lucky for me tho my dirty covered Chrome faded 505 gets mistake for A vk Commondore, which theifs leave, in prefrence to the upmarket VL

    Works: 1999 Volvo S40 T4, (has Choo Choo's)
    Playing: R12, SuperPos, thinks It's a race car.
    Previous: SuperGrumpy fuel spitting 504ti(ish), SuperComfortable 505 STI, SuperDoper carried my groceries Mi16
    Wanted Ye old K4J / K4M Click!

    "More and more of less and less" - Marina Abramović

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