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HELP: Ignition Switch Removal

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Robin, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Robin

    Robin 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know how to get it out so I can refinish my dash without having to work around it?

    I managed to figure out how to remove the keyed portion, but the housing removal is not obvious to me.
     
  2. doctor4x4

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    in the first gens they just unscrew from the lock cylinder
    that's what those 2 little notches are for on the out side rim of it
     
  3. k2-k5

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    The housing part just unclips from the wiring harness.

    Do you mean the lock cylinder and the outer housing? If so take a paper clip and put it in that little hole next to the keyhole with the key in it and turning the key while pressing in with the paper clip the whole thing should fall apart in your lap.
     
  4. Robin

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    Yeah I got the key lock part out but the outer housing remains. I'm trying to get the housing that mounts to the dash out.

    There are 3 indentions on the inside of the outer-most part of the housing. Do you have to lean on them to unscrew the housing?
     
  5. k2-k5

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    hmmm... mine just fell off after doing the paper clip trick on the lock cylinder
     
  6. Robin

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    Thanks for the info. Using a couple screwdrivers, and leaning on 2 of the 3 indentions, spun it right off.
     
  7. TONYP

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    [ QUOTE ]
    The housing part just unclips from the wiring harness.

    Do you mean the lock cylinder and the outer housing? If so take a paper clip and put it in that little hole next to the keyhole with the key in it and turning the key while pressing in with the paper clip the whole thing should fall apart in your lap.

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    thanks for that info, I have the new key and haven't figured out how to get the old one out...
     
  8. 69TowRig

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    This is why I pay money to this forum, to save time! Thank you for the info, the lock cylinder was kicking my butt! Yeah, new locks on the truck! Now where can I find a new lock for my rear hatch?
     

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