How to Remove a Kawasaki's Ignition Switch

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Kawasaki ignition switches use a key that matches the fuel tank door, helmet clip on the side of the seat, and the handlebar lock. Replacing any of the components that use the same key usually requires buying a kit that includes the locks for each location. You can buy the pieces separately but that leaves you with multiple keys that are similar in shape. Removing any of the pieces requires removing the retaining screws and pulling the lock off. The ignition switch follows similar removal methods.

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  • Open-faced wrench

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  1. 1

    Unscrew the two retaining screws holding the ignition switch in place. The ignition switch is held in place with two nuts connecting the switch to the frame.

  2. 2

    Disconnect the electrical harness by pressing the tab on top of the harness, and pull the harness apart.

  3. 3

    Installation is the reverse of Steps 1 and 2.

Tips and warnings

  • The only lock that is difficult to remove is the helmet clip on the side of the seat. The clip must be open in order to remove the retaining screws.

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