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Old 01-26-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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DIY ignition switch screwdriver

Replacing the ignition switch requires a very short screwdriver with thin flat head to fit the screw holes. Of course Porsche sells one but I made my own out of a common 1/8 x 4 Craftsman screwdriver, P/N 41589. Shorten both the handle and shank with a hacksaw and use a metal file to create a new tip. Then narrow the tip to 1/16" wide to fit in the screw holes. A Dremel grinding bit made this part much easier. The total length is 2 1/4" and next time I would make it even shorter.





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Old 01-26-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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Nice one timothy!

BTW, how long did it take you to modify that screwdriver?
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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It took me a few tries to settle on the tip width and overall length but with target dimensions I expect about 15 minutes. Clamping the handle in a vise makes the project significantly easier.
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:04 PM   #4
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Good to know. Thxs!
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:42 AM   #5
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LOL, looks like a prison shank

I used the small screwdriver that comes in the eyeglass repair kit you buy in line at the grocery store, worked like a champ!

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