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Bought a used GT200 with 10500 miles the issue is the ignition can turn to far and all power turns off, Has any one ran into this problem and what can I do to fix it?
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defector, I'm not sure but here is a picture from the parts book to reference.
GT 200 parts book page 80 (2.20 locks)
GT 200 parts book page 80 (2.20 locks)
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It's none of those - it's the switch itself that sits on that back of that lot that needs replacing. Common problem, and the switches aren't expensive.
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Jimc is right. The electrical switch controls how far the key will turn. It's an inexpensive and easy fix. See photo taken looking through the horn cover opening on the front of the scoot... The green circular piece with the wiring harness plugged into it is the part that is broken on your scooter. To remove the switch, pull the spring clip out of the lock tube (you see the spring clip in the photo above the green circular switch... It is part #2 in Hachi's post above). Pull the switch towards you to remove. Unplug the harness and plug it into your new switch. Install the spring clip before you install the switch. Once the clip is in place align the switch and push it into place. It will snap in place and is captured by the spring clip. Done!

-Craig

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+1 on the ignition switch, had the same issue on mine. I swapped it out myself, watched videos like this
on youtube just to get my bearings with removing the kick shield.

Nice plug and play component to swap out.
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That's a lot of extra work removing the glovebox. You can change the ignition switch just by removing the horn cover and working through the front. Remove the Piaggio badge and one screw and you have all the access you need.

-Craig
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Were you able to do that? I tried that at first and there was no way I was going to be able to swap out the ignition switch through the horn cover. You can barely even see it through the gap. That was my experience anyway.

Mine was full with a heat sinked CDi unit? and a load of wires, did you just unscrew that and move it out of the way before your photo?

Removing the kick shield didn't really take too long tbh, To get things in and out on the front I also would've had to have taken off my front rack which is probably as much of a faff.
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You're right! I forgot to mention that. Moving the CDI and the horn makes access much easier and just a couple more screws.

-Craig
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