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Posted September 03, 2014 - 05:23 PM

Hey guys

Need some help finding an ignition switch for my 1971 sears custom 10xl. No one locally seems to have any knowledge on it or what will work in its place. There has to be something out there. This has a 10hp tecumseh if that helps.

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Posted September 03, 2014 - 05:26 PM

   Take your old ignition switch to tractor supply company and find one that will work.  They have a vary large selection of switches on hand.  Good luck.

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Posted September 03, 2014 - 05:43 PM

Have a part number or picture of the switch?



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 05:55 PM

Sears #2210R it's a three prong switch

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Posted September 03, 2014 - 06:02 PM

Does it have BAT, MAG,STARTER terminals or something else?



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 06:05 PM

No wonder you need a new switch.  It appears the starter is being ran through the switch.  There should be a starter relay (solenoid) that the large battery cables go to, not to the key switch.  The wiring has been messed with.


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 06:07 PM

No wonder you need a new switch.  It appears the starter is being ran through the switch.  There should be a starter relay (solenoid) that the large battery cables go to, not to the key switch.  The wiring has been messed with.

 

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Thats not right!

I was so focused on the terminals I didnt see the huge wires attached to it!



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Does it have BAT, MAG,STARTER terminals or something else?

Well it does have those terminals anyway.

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Posted September 03, 2014 - 06:43 PM

No wonder you need a new switch. It appears the starter is being ran through the switch. There should be a starter relay (solenoid) that the large battery cables go to, not to the key switch. The wiring has been messed with.

Well that complicates things a bit lol

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Posted September 03, 2014 - 06:47 PM

In addition to TSC, you can go to Napa



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 07:00 PM

Actually, I may need to eat some crow on this one.  I've never seen a switch that handled the full load of the starter, but in looking at the manual HERE, I see NO starter solenoid, and the diagram shows the key switch as handling the load!  

 

I also found what is the replacement for this switch on ebay HERE


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 07:05 PM

Actually, I may need to eat some crow on this one. I've never seen a switch that handled the full load of the starter, but in looking at the manual HERE, I see NO starter solenoid, and the diagram shows the key switch as handling the load!

I also found what is the replacement for this switch on ebay HERE

Looks like it might work but ill have to change some wire ends. What is the R terminal for?

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Posted September 03, 2014 - 07:12 PM

Looks like the new switch comes with the heavy duty terminals to accept the wires. No Solenoid!

 

Can get the switch 2210R for $20.25 if you cant get it elsewhere.



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 07:15 PM

I sell that switch that Daniel shows off eBay for $20.25, although I don't stock it and would have to order it special. 

 

However, how about this switch here? 

 

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It is technically a Snapper switch, but it matches exactly what you have.

 

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Posted September 03, 2014 - 07:16 PM

That Snapper switch is $15.25.

 

Looks like the new switch comes with the heavy duty terminals to accept the wires. No Solenoid!

 

Can get the switch 2210R for $20.25 if you cant get it elsewhere.

 

How did you beat me by a buck? :(   :poke: :wave: :D :rolling:

 

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