Replacing Ignition switch 95 sportster

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Mickb7, May 6, 2013.

  1. Mickb7

    Mickb7 New Member

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    Gday all Hope someone can help me I have a 95 sportster and my ignition switch has died. I I have tried to take the old one out but cant work out how to get it out of the cover. And with the new one It has the 3 wires Ill have to cut the wires on the old one and splice them together How do I know which wire goes where Thanks in advance to any help
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    The ignition switch is held in place by a round nut with some slots in it a special tool is required to undo the nut however i just use a sharp nose pliers and get the points in 2 of the slots and turn the nut
    the new switch will only fit one way as there is a flat part on the outer barrel to prevent it from spinning
    The wires on the new switch should be the same colour as the old or it should come with a wiring diagram use the wiring diagram for the bike to match up with new switch wires

    Brian
     
  3. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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  4. Mickb7

    Mickb7 New Member

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    All I can say is thank you so much:) May your soles always be in the wind