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DottyDuck
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PostPosted: 01:29 - 15 Sep 2018    Post subject: Suzuki Gladius C42 error code- Ignition switch removal Reply with quote

Hello everyone Smile

My Suzuki Gladius (2009 model) has decided to not work. It shows a flashing FI icon and so I used the wire method to get the fault code. It came up with c42 which is the ignition switch- I have decided to remove it, possibly try and fix it and if not then replace it however I am having trouble with removing the thing!

I read it takes a security torx bit size 40- IIRC so I bought this part and when I went to use it, to my horror I am totally baffled as the bolts, which attaches it to the triple tree clamp, is a flat metal disk. I have tried to wedge the disks out but this doesnt seem to be working. I am running out of ideas and I cant imagine I am going to gain anything by removing the triple tree clamp. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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mentalboy
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PostPosted: 03:54 - 16 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe those screws have a double head type setup and when the screw is tight enough the top part, with the recess for the tool to do it up, shears off and leaves you with a tightened screw in place and no means of extracting it!
It's a security feature to try to stop every thieving scum on the planet from removing the ignition block and hot wiring the machine.
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PostPosted: 06:28 - 16 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

First things first, spray some brake cleaner into your barrel work the key in and out and through all the positions. Rinse and repeat a couple of times and see if that helps then get some dry lube in there something like https://wd40.co.uk/specialist/anti-friction-dry-ptfe-lubricant/

I had a similar issue on my SV and it was down to a build up of crap in the barrel meaning the circuit in there couldn't complete when the key was in, the above fixed it.
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