First thing I would check is the ignition switch. If it’s a keyed machine it may not be disconnecting completely.Would there be a logical first thing to check? Also how would you run it back to its actual hours?
No, the key should turn it off.By the way when I turn the switch off the engine does not stop I have to pull the red fuel cut off switch out. Is that how they are supposed to work?
Genius simple, ha, thanksI don't believe hour meters are capable of running backwards, but there is another way. Leave the hour meter disconnected and use your machine that way. After you have used your loader for the number of hours you want removed from the hour meter, simply reconnect the hour meter. Problem solved.
Sounds like a plan. Do you guys buy all your parts from bobcat which I'm sure are high priced or does Amazon or wherever have parts that will work even if they're not brand name?No, the key should turn it off.
I would go ahead and replace your ignition switch. They are cheap and pretty easy to replace. Just take photos of where the wires go before removing them. This will eliminate the ignition from any other issues like shorts in the wiring.
On my there are three bolts on front outside of cab.Hope I don't wear out my welcome with all these noobie questions "-)
So I was looking to check/change the ignition switch and I'm not sure how to pop the plastic shroud off to get it out.
I assume it's just pop in plastic prongs or something but i didn't want to break it...anyone know? Looked for youtube but haven't found yet.
Also I took the hour meter out and it only had one terminal, the other one is broken off at the plastic ... I'm surprised it runs at all with no ground... unless it broke when i pulled it out but I doubt it cuz I was very slow and gentle removing it, it was pretty tight in the hole.
If you know how to use a multimeter you can check each position of the ignition switch to see if you get connection and disconnection depending on position of switch.Sounds like a plan. Do you guys buy all your parts from bobcat which I'm sure are high priced or does Amazon or wherever have parts that will work even if they're not brand name?