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Door pinswitches

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by '73 K5, Feb 1, 2001.

  1. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    The pinswitches in my Blazer are old and rusty so I ordered some new ones from LMC. They did send me the ones they had listed for 73's, but they are just a little different. The new ones are too long and would get smashed by the door. I figured they'd all be the same, but I guess not. How many variations are there? Years?

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  2. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    they should be adjustable... Just go to schucks/al's/pepgirls and buy some ofr 5 bucks a piece.. I did... Not I have lights :)

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     
  3. ragtop

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    You're better off than me. I went for a year before figuring out that you just screw them out and screw the new ones in (thought you had to get to them from the backside to loosen a jam nut!) Not sure that mine ('88) are the same but with mine they're made to slide (sort of press) through the nut the first time you close the door. Before I installed mine, one switch was loose enough that it would slightly move so I gave it a try and it worked!

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  4. BurbinOR

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    LIke reddog64 said, go to Checkers/Schucks, etc. and get the cheapie 5 dollar ones.............unscrew yours, pull off the wire, put the wire on the new one (after you wire brush off the rust [​IMG]), then just screw them back in...........should be available at any parts store.

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