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Author Topic: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.  (Read 8933 times)

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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2010, 04:45:07 PM »
I broke a key off in the ignition of an old international truck with my foot a long time ago. It was not the way some of you are thinking. ::) My older brother was driving and rolled the truck over two times. On one of the roll overs my foot hit the key whille I was trying not to go out the open window.  My brother blamed me for breaking the key. ::)  We just hammered a fence staple into the key slot and used it that way until we junked the truck years later.
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2010, 08:25:09 PM »
   I've got a Fiat-allis loader with the key broken off in the switch. Luckily, there is enough room for a flat-head screwdriver to be inserted behind the key and then to turn the switch. As for replacing the switch with a toggle, most of the loaders now have a half dozen different wires running out of the switch. I think you'd need a bank of switches! ;D

   Speaking of switches, the ones on my Volvo loaders go bad every year. At a hundred bucks a pop, times two, it's a little perturbing! >:(

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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2010, 08:29:04 PM »
If You can see the broken end of the key when You lift the trap door.
Using a NEW 1/16" drill bit,lightly twist the cutting edge into any piece You can,push gently
in the direction of the bite and pull evenly.

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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2010, 08:58:12 PM »
I was thinking today of taking it by my dentist.  He has the right tools and the skills needed to work on something broken off in the bottom of a hole.   Just a thought.  I won’t do it but then again, I just may.  He may see the humor in the question.

P.S.  Thre is a lot going on with this switch.  It has twelve pins in the base.  The clump of wires go into a round connector block that plugs in to the 12 connectors.  It wouldn't be impossible to cut and rewire all that stuff.  It’s just a lot easier to pay the fiddler and plug in a new one.
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2010, 09:08:12 PM »
Do it,then your Dentist has something else to add to his "Old Farts" thread he started on the dental forum he frequents  :D
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2010, 09:26:05 PM »
Now Paul, that is perceptive  :D.
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2010, 04:11:16 AM »
Do it,then your Dentist has something else to add to his "Old Farts" thread he started on the dental forum he frequents  :D

Now that's funny.  I don't care who you are.. :D

 



Our "other" Terex is a year newer and the next bigger model but is very similar to the 55-19 – especially the cab.  But the key/switch is different.  It has a single edge cut key and works very conventional - no push in and turn stuff - no rubber handle with cup that covers the lock, etc.  I suspect it was changed out by the company we bought it from.

We’re making a run to town this morning to get “stuff”.  I may drop by Westlakes and get a set of dental picks.  (My dentist’s office is right next door.  I may drop in on him just for S&Gs.)

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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2010, 11:08:55 AM »
Let us know what he says.  ;D

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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2010, 12:33:46 PM »
Let us know what he says.  ;D

Well,  I forgot to take the switch to town.  I even fogot my cell phone and billfold.  Gettin' old you know.
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2010, 04:02:39 PM »
My last crown was $1200.  I'd just have to suck it up and get a new switch.  Sorry Bibby.
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2010, 01:47:02 PM »
All’s well that ends well. 

Got the new switch yesterday afternoon. A little later I went out and just plugged it into the wiring harness.   The accessory and run positions looked like they worked, the dash lights would come on and I could turn on the lights, etc.  But when turned to the start position, nothing.  My heart sank.   :'(

I went to the house and got the old switch and compared it to the new one.  Same.  Same part number on the side.  I put the old switch back in as it did still work before.  It didn’t kick the starter in either.  Well, that was encouraging.  At lest it was likely something besides the new switch.  I fumbled with all the parking break, shift lever, etc. as they are all interlocked so it won’t start unless the parking brake is set and the shift is in neutral.  Still nothing.

My next thought was that maybe I’d left something on and the battery had run down to where the starter solenoid would not kick in.  I put the charger on the battery and set it to 50 amps.  Still nothing.  So I dropped it back to 10 amps and went and eat supper.  After supper I went out and bumped the charger back up to 50 amps and still nothing.  It was getting dark.  Unplugged the charger and went back in to the house to “sleep on it”. 

Later in the evening a new light came on.  Ah-ha!  The Terex had tricked us a number of times by getting the emergency kill switch pushed without our knowing it.  It ain’t going to do nothing with this switch pushed in. 

This morning I went out and low and behold,  that was it.  It took me about 45 minutes to put the switch in and button up all the panels. 

We’re a two Terex family again!  8)

And it sure is nice to have that glass cab when it’s cold and windy.  :)
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2010, 09:58:50 PM »
Ahhh!! That nice soothing relaxed feeling after stressing on that switch, solving the problem, and having everything good to go for the next day.  I can just see Bibbyman jumping in the air and clicking his heels together and Mary standing there with a great big smile. :D :D :D
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2010, 10:20:56 PM »
I'll bet Mary is happy her machine is operational again. ;)
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2010, 08:16:06 PM »
How cold and windy is it? Your snow must almost be gone by now.

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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2010, 10:23:56 PM »
It's been edging up a degree or two every day.  Today I think it got up to 40.  But when I wrote the post above,  I suspect the temperature was about 30 with a 10-15mph breeze.

Still some ice chunks around.  I noted a puddle on the shady side of the Durango is still frozen solid.  I'm still having problems picking up logs from the bottom of the stack that are frozen down.
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2010, 10:28:09 PM »

 you dont put your logs on skids in the fall to over come the freezing to the ground issue  ???
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2010, 02:33:53 PM »
Try a shop vac? fit hose on lock switch seal and suck...doesn't work very often, but sometimes it does..
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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2010, 09:07:02 PM »
I've used a good air gun and sort of swished it over the key opening before.  I've had luck getting them to come out enough to grab.

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Re: Locksmith help needed – broke key in Terex ignition switch.
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2010, 10:57:45 PM »
when possible we switch everything over to CAT ignitions, one key for everything makes it simple.


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