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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a i1046 cub cadet someone put a screwdriver instead

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i have a i1046 cub cadet someone put a screwdriver instead of the key and broke the inside of ignition switch, question is can i cross a couple wires and get the thing running today the parts store wont have another switch in for two days,
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

No, it takes more than two wires. It has to complete the safety circuit and has to keep the run circuit live or the fuel valve in the carburetor will not let engine run. Sorry, you need the new switch! Any mower shop would have had it!