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Engine switch removal

I have to change the engine switch, because my keys doesn't turn in the switch. I have remove all the stuff around the switch, but it's not a bolt that keep the switch on the shaft. How I can put it off?

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You need to either chisel a groove onto the end of the "bolt ends" that holds the switch on; or, use a Dremel moto-tool to score a groove; both to accept a flat blade screwdriver. After the groove is scored into the bolt, it will turn out rather easily. When the switch is installed, at the factory, the bolt heads "break off"; this is supposed to stop people from unbolting the switch if they wanted to steal it.

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