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Re: changing battery on 03 lowrider
Look below the ignition switch, you will see a 1/2" bolt head facing you, remove this bolt. then at the same point you will see another 1/2" bolt head pointing down, loosen this one. under the seat near the battery is another 1/2" bolt head, begin lossening this bolt and you should see the battery and battery tray both start to lower as you loosen this bolt
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According to my Clymer manual, those are "break-off bolts". It says to center-punch the bolts, then drill off the bolt shanks with a hand drill. It earlier notes that you should purchase new ignition switch break-off bolts when ordering the switch. Please note that I'm not telling you drill out the bolts, but that's what the Clymer manual seems to say. Good luck.The local Honda dealer referred me to a local locksmith since they don't cut keys there. Those are headless bolts that are permanently in place. The code is stamped on the outside of the cylinder: three numbers, a letter, then three numbers (123J456) Got two keys for $40; It was $35 for one. Time to start ridin'.
Position the vehicle with the front wheels in a straight ahead position.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Disconnect the positive battery cable.
Wait at least ten minutes for the air bag back-up power supply to drain before continuing.
Remove the driver's side lower instrument panel cover. On 1993-94 vehicles, remove the cover screw, then pull out on the cover to release the clips. On 1995 vehicles, remove the five cover screws, then pull out on the cover to release the clips.
Remove the four driver's side lower instrument panel reinforcement bolts and remove the lower reinforcement.
Remove the ignition switch electrical connector bolt and disconnect the connector.
Remove the two ignition switch screws.
Remove the ignition switch from the steering column.
Removing the driver's side lower instrument panel reinforcement bolts
Removing the ignition switch electrical connector bolt
Removing the ignition switch screws
The installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the lower instrument panel reinforcement bolts to 29-39 inch lbs. (3.2-4.4 Nm
This model is a bit late for me but the earlier models had the battery tray done like this. Remove the seat. Then look at the battery cover on the right side of the bike. Now, look just a bit to the rear of the bike on the frame and you may see two bolts. These are "lock bolts" and you loosen them, do not take them out. Go back up to the top of the frame and look down inside the frame. Just inboard of the battery there's a bolt. This is the jack bolt. Turn the bolt counterclockwise to lower the battery tray and clockwise to raise it. I hope this helps.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1994-95 Accord NOTE: Do not attempt to remove the ignition switch assembly if you do not have replacement bolts available. These special bolts have break-away heads which shear off when tightened. This is an "anti-theft'' measure used to prevent easy removal of the bolts.
Fig. 2: Shear bolts must be used for reinstallation
Disconnect the negative battery cable and disable the SRS system.
Remove the dashboard lower cover/knee bolster.
Remove the steering column covers.
Unplug the ignition switch connector.
Remove the two nuts and two bolts securing the steering column, carefully lower the column assembly.
Use a center punch to mark each of the two shear bolt heads securing the ignition switch assembly to the steering column. Use a 3?16 in. (5mm) drill bit to drill off the heads. Take care not to damage the switch when drilling.
Remove the bolts. Remove the clamp and remove the ignition switch assembly.
Remove the three screws securing the switch and remove the switch.
Make certain the recess of the switch aligns with the tab of the lock housing. Insert the switch and install the retaining screws.
Position the switch assembly on the steering column. Install the new shear bolts; tighten them finger-tight.
Use a wrench or socket of the correct size. Tighten the shear bolts until the heads break off.
Raise the column and install the nuts/bolts. Tighten the nuts to 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm) and the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. 22 Nm).
Connect the ignition switch wiring harness.
Install the column covers.
Install the dashboard lower cover/knee bolster.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Fig. 3: Be careful not to damage surrounding components when drilling
Fig. 4: The switch is secured by three screws
On the earlier models, you remove the seat and look next to the frame behind the battery. There's a "jack screw" there. Look on the outside of the frame to the rear of the battery and you'll see two bolts. These are locking bolts. Loosen the two locking bolts and turn the jack screw counterclockwise. This should lower the battery tray.
Ignition Lock Cylinder REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1997–99 Models CAUTION Some models covered by this manual are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in Section 6.
NOTE: Before continuing with this procedure, make sure to have available a new steering wheel retaining bolt and two lock cylinder retaining bolts. Once removed, these parts lose their torque holding ability (or retention capability) and must not be reused.
If equipped, disarm the air bag system and disconnect the negative battery cable.
If necessary, remove the steering wheel.
Remove the combination switch.
Unplug the ignition switch wiring connectors.
Remove the ignition and shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt and position the assembly to one side.
Cut a groove in the ignition cylinder bracket bolts with a chisel and hammer or use a similar method.
Using a screwdriver, remove and discard the bracket bolts.
Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder and bracket.
Install the new ignition switch and the bracket into position on the steering column tube.
Install the new lock cylinder bolts and tighten the bolts enough to hold the switch in position.
Check for proper switch operation by rotating the key to each position. If necessary, reposition the lock cylinder until it operates properly.
If positioned properly, tighten the retaining bolts until the bolt head shears off.
Position the interlock cable bracket. Install and tighten the retaining bolt to 35–53 inch lbs. (4–6 Nm).
Attach the wiring connector to the ignition switch.
Install the combination switch.
If removed, install the steering wheel.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Confirm operational status of the air bag system by turning the ignition key to the RUN position and visually monitoring the air bag indicator lamp in the instrument cluster. The indicator lamp should illuminate for approximately 6 seconds and then turn OFF. If the indicator lamp does not illuminate, stays ON, or flashes at any time, a fault has been detected by the air bag diagnostic monitor.
Check the steering wheel, horn and combination switch functions for proper operation.
Fig. 1: Unfasten the ignition and shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt, and position the assembly to one side
Fig. 2: Use a chisel and hammer to cut a groove in the ignition cylinder bracket bolts — 1991–96 models shown; 1997–99 models similar
you have to remove the steering wheel, turn signal/emergency flasher switch assembly and a couple other pieces below that. If you have tilt steering the little clip is easy to remove but hell to get back in so if you are not the patient type take a break and try installing it again a little later.The ignition switch should be held in by a bolt. Once the bolt is removed the ingition switch slides out and the new one can be installed.
WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT NECESSARY FOR DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT IS POWERED DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY. TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BATTERY GROUND CABLE MUST BE DISCONNECTED PRIOR TO SERVICING OR REPLACING ANY DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
Remove the steering wheel (3600). Refer to the procedure in this section.
Remove the multi-function switch (13K359). Refer to Section 11-05 for the removal procedure.
Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Remove the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt and position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and the ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719) aside.
Remove the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts and lower the steering column (3C529).
Use a hammer and chisel to make a groove in the head of each of the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts.
Remove the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts with a screwdriver and discard the bolts.
Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder and the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket.
Position the ignition switch lock cylinder and bracket and install two new bolts, tightening them only enough to hold the ignition switch lock cylinder in position.
With the key in the ignition, verify the operation of the ignition switch lock cylinder. If necessary, reposition the ignition switch lock cylinder until it operates properly.
Tighten the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts until the bolt heads break off.
Position the steering column and install the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts. Tighten the steering column upper mounting bracket bolts to 9-14 Nm (80-124 lb-in).
On vehicles equipped with tilt column, remove the upper mounting bracket retaining pin.
Position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and install the bolt. Tighten the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt to 4-6 Nm (35-53 lb-in).
Connect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Install the multi-function switch. Refer to Section 11-05 for the installation procedure.
Install the steering wheel. Refer to the procedure in this section.
Inspect the shift interlock system. Refer to Section 07-05 for the procedure.
If you mean actually replacing the ignition switch on the vehicle with a locking column. You need to do this. Dicconnect the battery, remove the lower panel of the dash if there is any. There is a bolt on the steering column near the fire wall on most vehicles, remove this bolt, it will release the spline on the steering column. Disconnect all wiring going to the column, unbolt the column from the dash support. Remove the column from the truck, on the ignition switch you will see where the two shear bolts screw the assembly together, center punch the center of each bolt. Now drill the bolt with a 1/8" drill about 1/4" to 3/8" deep. Now use a 3/8" drill and drill out the shear head until it comes off the bolt. You can now remove the switch assembly from the column. The new assembly should come with new shear off bolts so when you bolt it in place when tightned they will break off rendering it tamperproof again. Most vehicles are designed like this now to stop theft. Check the column for operation before reinstalling it in the reverse of above. You just want to make sure the key locks and unlocks the column before reinstalling in the vehicle. You may want to do this before you totally tighten the bolts and break them off permanently. Good luck, RAC