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    Dirt dobbers and key holes!

    Hi all,

    I have a 3032e. Dirt dobbers have been spinning their mud cakes in the ignition switch hole. Needless to say cleaning that stuff out so the key will slide back in is a royal pain. Anyone else here have that problem and if so how are you dealing with it? I originally tried to find a silicone cover molded to slip over the key hole when not in use but no luck. Amazon has a replacement ignition switch with two keys that have small dust covers but that would require leaving the key in the tractor all the time.
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    Those suckers are a pain in the butt.

    Don't have any ideas off of the top of my head, but I'll stick around and see what the GTT Brain Trust comes up with.
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    Duct tape. Fold 3 sides onto itself stickey side above the keyhole you have yourself a flap.
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    You could get an extra key, file it enough to make it non-functional, and then either use the cover you found or glue a larger piece to it that protects the area. Easy in, easy out...
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    I just leave the key in the tractor. All the keys are the same so removing it offers no real protection.
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    Had the same thing happen and had to clean it out with a pin. The duct tape idea worked well.

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    Stick a small rare earth magnet over the hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadOx View Post
    Stick a small rare earth magnet over the hole.
    I have been having that problem with my Old Ferguson tractors. Thanks for the magnet idea.
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    Madox,

    You are a genius! I have RE Magnets in my shop that I can use. Thanks man!

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    Stick a small rare earth magnet over the hole.
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