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Clark Forklift Ignition Wiring


Clark is a material handling company that specializes in manufacturing fork lifts. The Clark forklift has an electric ignition that connects to the rechargeable battery, either via an electrical wiring harness or directly to the battery terminals. The ignition switches on older model Clark forklifts are wired directly to the battery. If the ignition switch wears out, as they can sometimes do over time, it will have to be replaced. Replacement takes approximately 20 minutes.


  • Lift the seat and use an adjustable wrench to remove the negative and positive battery cables.
  • Use an open-end wrench to remove the bolt holding the ignition assembly in place on the back of the dash panel.