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My ignition switch is giving me issues and I'm considering changing it out. If I put in a new switch will I have to reprogram my keys? Will my key fit a new switch? It's a outlander 1000
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I don't think you need to reprogram the key. Install new switch and should work. Switch is basically a slot, all keys will phisically fit.
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Thanks. Got a reply from buddy who races for canam and knows everything about these bikes. "The keys aren't cut, they have a chip. The switch is generic. The chip in the key is matched to the ecm. Only new/replacement keys need to be programmed."
So there is some info for anyone else who wants to know.
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Make sure your ignition relay switch in your fuse box is not going out.
I had the same issue on my 800R XMR. I changed out the ignition relay switch and solved my issue. Try swapping around the fan relay and the ignition relay just for a test and see if this fixes you issues. If it does then you know you have a bad relay switch. $15.00 for a new one.

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Thanks for the heads up, i'll look into that. I think it's the switch just because sometimes one key position won't start it but the other will... etc.
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