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Old 06-16-2011, 11:09 PM
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Arrow Replacing Ignition Lock - I need help to install!

So I've searched the forum and google for a bit trying to figure out the best solution to this problem. Based on the research here's what I'm looking at and would appreciate any and all help!

I've lost the key to my 2005 Zuma, can't locate the spare and don't have a key code. I'm also low on funds. I have limited to no knowledge on working on my scooter (but have been wanting to learn!) and have sometime to kill since i'm underemployed.

I figure my options areas follows:

1.) take out the ignition lock cylinder and have a locksmith cut the key (probably not exact) for me for over $75 (that's what I quoted from one person) and re-install it.

I've read that the keycode is stamped on the ignition and this may make it much easier & cheaper for a key to be made, is this true for Zumas?

2.) take it to mechanic who will replace the cylinder with a new ignition with new set of keys and i'll make multiple copies. New ignition cost $65, labor $90 = $155

3.) buy the new ignition for $65 and do the labor myself which will likely take a novice like me several hours of time, energy and possibly some stress - which may result in increased confidence about my ability and knowledge of my scooter with my ride back....or...leave me frustrated, disappointed with myself and still no ride and having to shell out $90 to fix my mistakes.

This is what I have as far as ideas. Maybe I'm missing something...likely a lot...maybe you have other options I don't know or maybe you have some counsel for me? I think I'd prefer to try to do the work myself either way -
If you have access to schematics, how-to's, etc that'd be great. I am assuming $65 for a new ignition cylinder is relatively standard.


Thanks for your help!!

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Old 06-17-2011, 01:18 AM
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Get someone to do it, noobs like you who haven't turned a wrench in their life have no business doing something like an ignition.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:45 AM
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Regarding option #1, you will still have to pay labor to have the cylinder removed and installed. I'd just take it to a mechanic. It will cost the same as the locksmith.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:20 PM
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Get someone to do it, noobs like you who haven't turned a wrench in their life have no business doing something like an ignition.
Thats silly! If you can buy a whole new ignition assy, there is 2 bolts holding it on and 2 connectors. Probly take you 5 minutes to do. Even as a noob. Dont let these guys get you down, this **** isnt rocket science. There is only one way to learn to do this stuff, and thats to get your hands dirty. Yes $65 is pretty standard. Get one, pull the plastic around it, replace it, put plastic back on....ride.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:48 PM
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replacing the switch is not hard ... whats hard is removing the plastic
to get to the switch..you have to know the secret spots to press on
to pop the tabs!

go for it & good luck!

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:54 AM
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Thanks for the encouragement and useful information guys. I agree that it sounds like something manageable as a solo endeavor and frankly have used a wrench and done some basic tool-oriented tasks. If there's any more specific info or links to "how to's" that's welcomed.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:26 PM
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Hey, with the help with another "noob" - we were able to successfully replace the ignition with a new one with keys and all! Took about a hour and only mishap was a screw falling into the base. Found a suitable, albeit not exact substitute. After some kickstarts, scooter was up and running! I feel great about it, thanks again for the support!
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:48 PM
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Be lucky that a Zuma is a lot more simple than a motorcycle. If you don't have the ignition tool and Triple tree tool you can't replace an ignition on pretty much every bike.
Congrats to the "noob" don't feel bad since your title says "noob"
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