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Daf

posted on 18/5/20 at 02:12 PM Reply With Quote
dash mounted ignition barrel

Iím looking for a modern dash mounted ignition barrel/key that doesnít look like something out of the 1960s, there are loads out there but Iím trying to modernise my dash layout and would like something with a cleaner look. Has anyone any suggestions or ideas or pictures? Itís to replace the sierra one on the steering column.
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Deckman001

posted on 18/5/20 at 02:23 PM Reply With Quote
Hi, I can't sadly suggest anything as I've not seen a car like that, but I'd have thought that any keys on the key ring would scratch the dash eventually ?

So you'd have to mount the barrel as low as possible on the dash.

Jason

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nick205

posted on 18/5/20 at 02:41 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Deckman001
Hi, I can't sadly suggest anything as I've not seen a car like that, but I'd have thought that any keys on the key ring would scratch the dash eventually ?

So you'd have to mount the barrel as low as possible on the dash.

Jason



Have to agree with the keys on a keyring in the dash and scratching.

I've had a couple of VW Passat B6s, which had push-in keyfobs. The key fob had a little loop on it to attach a keyring and more keys, but I actually made a point of not attaching anything. Zero chance of scratching the dash and also zero jangling sound of keys bumping around (granted the jangling is more of an issue inside a quieter tin top than a noisier 7).

Could you not mount a key barrel forward of the gear lever and have a push button start on the actual dash?

Tidier look IMHO.

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Daf

posted on 18/5/20 at 03:30 PM Reply With Quote
Really good call on the key scratching thing - glad you mentioned that I'll make sure it's low down. I'm not a fan of the push button start thing myself.

Has anyone mounted the ignition barrel up under the dash hidden out of the way?

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voucht

posted on 18/5/20 at 03:39 PM Reply With Quote
What about a motorbike ignition switch? They have at least 2 attach points design to fit under the fork upper tee, so you could attach it to your chassis, via a bracket, and not directly to your dash (harder to remove for a thief), but still have the key hole accessible on your dash. They are very solid, and I'm sure latest ones look modern enough for your project.

Hope that will help





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steve m

posted on 18/5/20 at 05:49 PM Reply With Quote
In the pic below, just behind the steering wheel is my choke lever, and on the other side of the wheel was the ignition barrel
later around 15 years ago, I swapped them over so the ignition was over my left knee, as with the keys dangling on the right, it would of been easy for some one to snatch them

My first dash layout had the keys in the middle of the dash board, dangling, and would of been only a few journeys out and the dash would of been ruined, also, the were only just above the gear lever, and interfered with changing gear







Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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PorkChop

posted on 18/5/20 at 08:19 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Daf
Has anyone mounted the ignition barrel up under the dash hidden out of the way?


Yeah. Caterham did, on at least the K Series Sevens with the standard Rover key fob.

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s6otty

posted on 19/5/20 at 06:23 AM Reply With Quote
You can do a Keyless Ignition (RFID) and push button start for not much money.

Scott






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Daf

posted on 19/5/20 at 07:12 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by s6otty
You can do a Keyless Ignition (RFID) and push button start for not much money.

Scott


You can? Any info on this?

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s6otty

posted on 19/5/20 at 07:31 AM Reply With Quote
Have a look at eBay Item No. 362717387998

Sorry, I cant do those short linky things.

Scott






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Deckman001

posted on 19/5/20 at 08:47 AM Reply With Quote
something like this ?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Keyless-Entry-12V-Car-Engine-Push-Start-Button-RFID-Lock-Ignition-Starter-Alarm/254267555007?epid=6013384984&hash=item3 b3386fcbf:g:FIsAAOSwD8Bc6MIa

[Edited on 19/5/20 by Deckman001]

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s6otty

posted on 19/5/20 at 09:32 AM Reply With Quote
Yep, one of those.






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nick205

posted on 19/5/20 at 09:43 AM Reply With Quote
The image below (taken from the web) shows you what the Passat B6 dashboard looks like and where you push the key fob into a hole to the right of the steering wheel. To start the engine you have to have the g/box in neutral and the clutch depressed then press the key fob fully into the dashboard hole. Top stop the engine you press the key fob fully in again.

Note that the key fob is secrity coded to the vehicle so the engine should only start with the key fob specific to the vehicle. The vehicle is supplied with 2 key fobs. If you have to replace a key fob you have to have them and the vehicle re-coded to match each other (learnt the hard way through a SWMBO error).


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Toys2

posted on 19/5/20 at 12:29 PM Reply With Quote
Here's my Striker dash, I used a standard column mounted ignition switch (MK2 Escort) with my own brackets and mounted it in the center console along with a cut off switch
I was going to make a sliding cover (off a VW) but didn't in the end

Striker Dash
Striker Dash

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