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SomeGuyFromCali

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Keyless ignition switch?
« on: January 29, 2013, 02:22:03 PM »
I just bought a FL350R and the ignition switch is all jacked so you have to use a screwdriver to turn it on. My questions is this: if I don't need a keyed ignition can I just use a heavy duty three blade toggle switch from Ace Hardware or something until I can get the 50 bucks together to order a proper replacement?

The motor runs and everything but I am on a pretty tight budget until my next paycheck in a couple of weeks having just paid for the Odyssey and of course DMV fees. I'd like to put that $50 towards buying some other things like a clutch or seals rather than an ignition switch if a proper replacement exists going the hardware store method.

I see the replacement switch Aftershock sells has three wires so I know I will need a switch with three blades since there is a red, green, and black wire. I wanted to get this one but it only seems to have two blades and not sure how I would wire that:

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/DOR4/84815/N0947.oap?ck=Search_N0947_-1_3593&categoryRedirect=N0947&pt=N0947&ppt=C0335#

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Re: Keyless ignition switch?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 08:58:52 AM »
I wound up buying this little guy for about 10 bucks from Autozone.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Painless-Wiring-Dash-mounted-universal-ignition-switch-with-2-pcs-key/_/N-2666?itemIdentifier=196564&_requestid=1051558

I did not have time to try it out yesterday because I was rearranging the garage to make room for my rebuild project.

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Re: Keyless ignition switch?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 01:23:03 PM »
The factory switch is 4 wires and so is: http://www.aftershockmotorsports.com/Honda-FL350R-Odyssey/Electrical-Gauges/Ignition-Key-Switch . Two of them connect together when in the off position to act like a kill switch which I don't think an automotive switch would do.

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Re: Keyless ignition switch?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 06:39:09 PM »
The factory switch is 4 wires and so is: http://www.aftershockmotorsports.com/Honda-FL350R-Odyssey/Electrical-Gauges/Ignition-Key-Switch . Two of them connect together when in the off position to act like a kill switch which I don't think an automotive switch would do.

I didnt notice that one lead in the rubber jacket before when I first glanced at that picture. Thanks for correcting me. I found a cheapo 4 wire setup locally and am going to give that a try.