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Old 12-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Ignition switch internals....

I've been experiencing the dreaded ignitions key insert / withdrawal difficulties that many of you have had, so I ordered a new electrical switch (part #4A0905849B/1) which is the recommended part number.
The new switch arrived and I can see from the general arrangement that it contain only the electrical connections and nothing mechanical - as in tumblers or locks.
So my question is, what exactly is causing my ignition key to bind in the lock mechanism - it certainly feel mechanical - and if I'm only replacing the electrical portion, hows this going to help insert / remove the key?
Has anyone got a diagram of the electro / mechanical components or can describe how it all works??

2001 Boxster S (triple black). Sleeping easier with LN Engineering/Flat 6 IMS upgrade, low temp thermostat & underspeed pulley.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:45 AM   #2
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My ignition key turned with difficulty, got stuck, etc. I replaced the electrical portion of the switch, and all was resolved. The electrical portion can create a lot of issues!

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