Renault Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1985 Repair Guide

Ignition Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



LeCar, R-15, R-17, and Gordini


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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the LeCar ignition switch (1), place key in the "garage" (G) position and depress retaining pin (2) with a scribe

  1. Disconnect the battery and remove the combination switch shell assembly.
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  3. Disconnect the ignition switch connector.
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  5. Turn the key to the "garage" position and remove the key.
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  7. Remove the retaining screw from the side of the switch housing.
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  9. Press the retaining catch with the top of a scriber and push the switch out from behind to withdraw it.
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To install the switch, reverse the removal procedure, using a new switch assembly.

Alliance and Encore


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Fig. Fig. 2 Alliance and Encore ignition switch removal-remove screw (A) and depress retaining pin (B)

  1. Disconnect the battery.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel and the two half housings around the steering column.
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  5. Disconnect the ignition switch connector.
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  7. Place the key in the park (off position for Alliance) position and remove the key.
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  9. Remove the retaining screw and push in on the retaining pin and push behind the switch to remove it from the housing.
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Installation is the reverse of removal.

18, Fuego and Sport Wagon


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Fig. Fig. 3 To remove the R-12 ignition switch, depress the retaining pin (top) while pushing out the switch from behind (bottom)

  1. Disconnect the battery.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel.
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  5. Remove the steering column upper and lower covers.
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  7. Disconnect the wiring.
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  9. Turn the key to a position halfway between ACC and ON. Pull out the key.
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  11. Remove the switch retaining screw, press down on the retaining notch with a small punch and push the switch out from behind.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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