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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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FFR Ignition Switch

Test fitting the MKIV FFR ignition switch on the vinyl dash, and it seems the dash is a bit thick for the switch. The locking ring has a large visible gap. How did you guys take care of this?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 10:32 AM
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You could relieve the area on the back side of the dash. You might weaken it though. I would just leave it alone.
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I'm not familiar with that switch but is it as tight as you can get it? I know most of my dash items have a bit of a dimple around them where they've been tightened and compressed the vinyl and padding enough to not move when actuated. Thats not evident in your pic.

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Agree with Dave M. That piece can be a little tighter and probably more acceptable. Although likely the center still won't be flush with the locking ring due to the thickness. Unfortunately, that ring is hard to get a hold of. Here's what I do but only if you're comfortable and do it very carefully. I put several wraps around the ring with Gorilla tape. Then use a pair of tongue-and-groove pliers (e.g. Channellock) on a setting that grips around the ring as much as possible, get a solid grip that's enough to hold without slipping but not enough to do damage, then turn it more than I can do by hand. Works pretty well, but only do it once, e.g. during final assembly.

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Took a different route, S2000 push start button & digital guard dawg RFID system.
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Took a different route, S2000 push start button & digital guard dawg RFID system.
I also went with the Digital Guard Dawn alarm and RFID system but went with the Lexus push start button, awesome system!

As a back up you may also want to consider installing the FFR ignition switch too, I installed mine under the dash where it's not visible but it's still accessible when doing diagnostic work or just in case of failure of the electronic push to start.
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Also tightened up the ring with pliers after protecting the dash. Had to install a large diode between the switch and my powerful radiator cooling fan, as it caused the engine to run-on while spooling down, after turning the switch off.

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The foam and vinyl will compress with time. Just wait a few days, tighten a bit more, then repeat.

I made a very thin washer to insulate the vinyl from the nut. The washer prevents the nut from grabbing the vinyl and tearing it so you can tighten the nut more. In hind sight, it is probably best to cut away the foam from the dash around the hole for the ignition switch before applying the vinyl or leather.

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