Lotus Elan

ignition switch 72 s130 federal

PostPost by: koobs90 » Sat Jun 03, 2023 9:58 pm

Trying to sort out some of the electrical/dash stuff. This is a project car that i recent bought. when loading on the trailer noticed that the ignition switch spins when turning the steering wheel. there does not seem to be a way to detach it /loosen it. it clamps to the column but i cant see a way to loosen it as there is no screw or bolts to loosen. both are "buried" in the clamp it self. any info would be helpful , thanks.
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PostPost by: mbell » Sat Jun 03, 2023 11:46 pm

From the factory they have snap off fittings. So if there no heads on the bolts they have been snapped off and you'll need to drill the out it find a different solution.

Likely best to remove the entire columns from the car.
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sun Jun 04, 2023 7:24 pm

With respect to snap of bolts holding the switch/lock to the steering column, I have had success using a small chisel and hammer to unscrew the bolts.

Hope this helps,

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PostPost by: koobs90 » Tue Jun 06, 2023 2:35 am

figured it out, original owner found the keys and... keys fit and unlocked ignition safety, bingo
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