Car #: 59
Year : 1999 Posts: 28
I am finishing up the build on my 99 Miata. I have read the threads on drilling a hole to remove the spring, I see that is for the NA's. Is there a different process for the NB's? I am a little bit hesitant to just start drilling a hole without verification.
PS: Thanks for the compliment. Just like the car, it's a work in progress. I'm trying to fix the gallery, right now. I didn't envision having quite so many pictures, nor how unwieldy it would be, if I did.
I just did this on an NB. I drilled a 5/32 hole, smaller than what Tom did, but the same idea. The threads I dug up said to make sure the key is in the ignition and turned on before drilling. Then I put a self taping screw in the hole and it worked as advertised. The key goes in and out without issue or locking. I'll attempt to get a picture uploaded.
Sorry I can't figure out how to post a picture. After looking at the pictures posted above, I drilled my hole on the side, perpendicular to Tom's hole. ???? I am guessing the same thing happens just a different approach.
quote:Originally posted by Dave Lewis: Thanks for the pics Tom, now if only I could get the stuck key out of the switch.
I had the same problem. On the bottom of the lock case, if you look carefully, you can see (with a mirror)where if you turn the key you can see the tumbler turning. With a pick I was able to turn the tumbler at the same time I turned the key back to the off position.