Bugeyeguy Ignition Switch Guillotine
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Austin Healey Sprite Bugeyeguy Ignition Switch Guillotine Interior - Bugeye

Bugeyeguy Ignition Switch Guillotine

$ 39.95

This is a product needed on every Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite (and Mark two Sprites too)! 

If you’ve ever tried to fit an ignition switch on a Bugeye, you know that the clip that holds the switch to the dash is inferior, and difficult to fit. It's usually a wrestling match to get the factory clip in place, and even when you get it, the result seems quite fragile and easy to pop off.

Compounding factors are variable switch quality and modified dashboards, all of which can make the ignition/lighting switch loose in the dash, which can wind up the wires if you’re not careful and start a fire.

We got tired of wrestling with these issues on customer cars in our shop and created a clever solution… our new guillotine clamps the switch and locks it to the dashboard, ending the risk of shorts and any other loose switch issues!

If you have a loose combo switch, or you are restoring a Bugeye and want to make sure your switch never gets loose in your dashboard, you need one of these! It comes with two allen wrenches needed for installation.

Simply disconnect your battery, throw the factory clip in the rubbish bin, and clamp this onto your switch. Then tighten the allen set screws into the back of your dashboard. The the clamp will permanently locate the switch and keep it from rotating. It's completely out of sight and no one will even know it's there. You'll never need to fuss with those annoying factory clips ever again!

The photos below show the product installed. To install, place the clamp over the switch with the two allen head screws located on top of the guillotine, at the 12:00 position. If you need to cut the allen wrench for easier access, that's fine. The two clamping bolts do not need to be terribly tight, just secure. Then tighten the smaller allen set screws to lock the switch to the dashboard.
Note the pull/pull switch installed for heater fan on this particular installation in the photos, this is what you see on the left side in the images. (Normally, this would be the heater cable switch.)
INSTALLATION TIP: Remove the turn signal switch (if above the ignition in the stock location) for easier access. Make sure to disconnect the battery! Also, don't be shy about customizing your allen wrenches (included) so that the product is easier to tighten.

 

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