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ignition switch fubar, need help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76K5, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. 76K5

    76K5 Registered Member

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    hey guys,

    Went to crank the truck this morning and the swith just turned and kept turning, No power would go to any of the accesories when I turned the switch. The swith would not recoil from the start position either. Will I have to take apart the whole column, or would it be better to a starter switch in the dash and just rewire it.? Thanks
     
  2. Panther

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    Check the actual "ignition switch". It's a little rectagular plastic piece under the dash, screwed to the top of the steering column. You can loosen the two large bolts that hold up the column in order to get to it. The switch in the column (that you stick the key in) doesn't control any electricity. There's a little bar that runs from the key switch to the ignition switch. That bar just has a little right angle and fits down into the switch and activates it. The ignition switch has the same positions as the key (since they're connected). It sounds like that little bar has come out of the switch (it's the ignition switch that gives the start position the springy-ness).

    See if there's a little bar just floating around down there on top of the column. That belongs in the ignition switch. If it's just popped out, you probably won't even have to pull out the ignition switch.
     

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