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silvermilnec



Member Since: 23 Nov 2021
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2003 ignition switch
Hi guys hope everyone well!
My son got a twin cab pick up with a faulty ignition switch.
Is it an easy change or best to change the whole ignition?

Although I don’t want to have different keys!

What the part number for the switch?

Cheers👍
Post #965816 23rd Sep 2022 6:33pm
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jst



Member Since: 14 Jan 2008
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2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Stornoway Grey
Change the whole thing, less than £100, will have new ignition key though. Cheers

James
110 XS Utility
130 Puma Station wagon/camper (in the making)
90 Puma Hardtop
Post #965817 23rd Sep 2022 6:45pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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It depends what you mean by faulty, to be honest. It's entirely possible to change the switch that makes the electrical contacts whilst retaining the barrel and hence the key. If the fault is electrical (failure to start, for example) then that's the way to go. If the fault is mechanical though, such as the key sticking or even falling out, then you'll need a new barrel that will then give you a new key. Darren

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Post #965820 23rd Sep 2022 6:56pm
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silvermilnec



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Yes electrical fault on starting👍

Cheers, what the best switch to get? Would rather not have extra keys!

But if it’s far easier could change the barrel.
Post #965822 23rd Sep 2022 6:59pm
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Penfold_6290



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Epsom Green
If you change the barrel you can buy kits that come with new door lock barrels too so they are keyed alike. Changing the whole barrel will require the anti theft bolts to be drilled out, not a difficult job, I did mine a few months ago and changed the barrel and all three door lock barrels in an afternoon.

So, in essence try and change the switching part if you can but doing the whole shooting match is not a major job if it comes to it.
Post #965840 23rd Sep 2022 8:31pm
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silvermilnec



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Cheers for that, think I’ll try the switch first.
Post #965844 23rd Sep 2022 8:51pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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The switch is shown in this picture and is secured to the end of the barrel with two tiny Philips screws. On a Puma it's necessary to take the barrel out in order to get at those screws but I don't know whether that's necessary on a TD5. The dash is a lot less complex and bulky, so you make get away with it.


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 Darren

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Post #965902 24th Sep 2022 6:59pm
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MadTom



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Check also contacts in starter. They are common fault on TD5. "Drobek" = The Small One - Discovery 2, "Blufínek" = The Blue Thing - Defender 130, and for me at least Ford Mondeo Smile
Post #965927 25th Sep 2022 5:02am
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silvermilnec



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LandRoverAnorak wrote:
The switch is shown in this picture and is secured to the end of the barrel with two tiny Philips screws. On a Puma it's necessary to take the barrel out in order to get at those screws but I don't know whether that's necessary on a TD5. The dash is a lot less complex and bulky, so you make get away with it.


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Cheers Darren good info👍
Post #965968 25th Sep 2022 8:13pm
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silvermilnec



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MadTom wrote:
Check also contacts in starter. They are common fault on TD5.

Cheers Tom I did and they were bad too👍
Post #965969 25th Sep 2022 8:14pm
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