Ignition barrel, no dash.

Mrkitty2

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Greetings friends. I’m a courier on a manual ‘16 750X. 51k miles.

Had no trouble till today... came out from a drop, ignition key on, no dash. Clock fine, Hiss flashing. Cut a long story short, the AA man fixed it with a CABLE TIE.

The wires that come out of the ignition barrel have a dodgy connection. I’d identified that much before the AA arrived. I put my fingers down under the barrel to poke about and the dash came back on. But then went again. I assumed it was a trailer job.

The AA man identified that there was only one cable tie holding the wires against the barrel, (should be two, according to pics I’ve found) and thought that if he could get another against the wires, tightened up round the top yoke, it might go. And it did. So hats off to the AA. (I don’t have shares in them btw)

So tomorrow I’m lifting the top yoke and seeing what is what with those wires, and if it’s fixable. Any tips most welcome.

Thought I’d post this as a possible answer to any mystery ignition problems that aren’t fuses/bad earths, so forth.
 

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Greetings friends. I’m a courier on a manual ‘16 750X. 51k miles.

Had no trouble till today... came out from a drop, ignition key on, no dash. Clock fine, Hiss flashing. Cut a long story short, the AA man fixed it with a CABLE TIE.

The wires that come out of the ignition barrel have a dodgy connection. I’d identified that much before the AA arrived. I put my fingers down under the barrel to poke about and the dash came back on. But then went again. I assumed it was a trailer job.

The AA man identified that there was only one cable tie holding the wires against the barrel, (should be two, according to pics I’ve found) and thought that if he could get another against the wires, tightened up round the top yoke, it might go. And it did. So hats off to the AA. (I don’t have shares in them btw)

So tomorrow I’m lifting the top yoke and seeing what is what with those wires, and if it’s fixable. Any tips most welcome.

Thought I’d post this as a possible answer to any mystery ignition problems that aren’t fuses/bad earths, so forth.
Greetings. I know this is a "late" response and you have probably solved your problem, but maybe another pointer. About 1 1/2 years ago my 2012 700X did the same...switch on and ignition went dead. After some trial & error I deduced the problem was the ignition steering lock causing a wiring problem. Since I had no cash to replace the lock I stopped engaging the steering lock and the problem has never re-ocurred. I use a disc lock instead.
 
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