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Old 11-17-2021, 06:38 AM
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I found the Key Switch loose on my panel. If anyone has been there and knows the best way to get to the key switch nut, please advise. Not sure if I can get there by removing the Skyview, taking off the avionics cover, or if I will need to remove with switch module. I would like to use the simplest approach Thanks.....Tom
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Old 11-17-2021, 06:48 AM
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I found the Key Switch loose on my panel. If anyone has been there and knows the best way to get to the key switch nut, please advise. Not sure if I can get there by removing the Skyview, taking off the avionics cover, or if I will need to remove with switch module. I would like to use the simplest approach Thanks.....Tom
Tom,
If you switch is like mine, the nut is on on the cockpit side of the panel, not the back side. See this pic of Aircraft Spruce key switch. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...oductMainImage

Yours may be different (??), but if not, it's easy access from the front. I think there is a "cover" you unscrew first, then you will see the nut.
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Old 11-17-2021, 07:04 AM
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Randy

You have missed the fact that this is a legacy RV-12 with Van's supplied circuit board housing fuses, switches, etc.

I'm pretty sure you will not only have to remove the instrument bay cover but also the circuit board itself to gain access to the nut on the back side.

Sorry for bad news...
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Old 11-17-2021, 07:07 AM
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Hi Randy. Nope, the RV-12 key switch nut is behind the panel, and it looks like it may be a challenge to get to in order to tighten it. But, we have some pretty resourceful RV-12 guys and I'm sure that someone will have a good suggestion.
Thanks anyway............Tom
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I found the Key Switch loose on my panel. If anyone has been there and knows the best way to get to the key switch nut, please advise. Not sure if I can get there by removing the Skyview, taking off the avionics cover, or if I will need to remove with switch module. I would like to use the simplest approach Thanks.....Tom
If you actually have a Skyview system (some seem to think you might have the legacy D-180 system) is would be very easy to get access to the nut.

Remove 4 screws to remove the screen.
Remove 4 screws to unmount the AV-50002 Ign Switch module from the panel.
Remove the D-sub connector from the module and pull it out.
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Old 11-17-2021, 12:16 PM
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Thanks Scott. It is a Skyview panel, and I appreciate your detailed description of the necessary steps to gain access to the key switch nut. Sounds like a pretty simple job to me..........Tom
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Old 11-17-2021, 02:19 PM
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Maybe put a drop of loctite on it, then tighten.
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Old 11-18-2021, 07:33 AM
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Great idea about the Loctite. I plan to do just that........Tom
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