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Ignition switch removal

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rusty68, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Rusty68

    Rusty68 1/2 ton status

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    Lucky me, I lost my keys. How in the heck am I going to get my ignition switch out to replace it? I bought one and it is hanging by the wires under the dash for now. I tried pushing in that little button, but I guess you have to have a key to turn the lock back. HELP!!
     
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    There are only 2 options:1) Locksmith2) Big drill.
     
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    There are only 2 options:1) Locksmith2) Big drill.

    [/ QUOTE ] Yep you's screwed with out the key you will have to drill it out... <font color="red"> 1 FN HI K5 </font>
     
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    The trim ring around the ignition switch is a nut. I used a snap ring plier to grip the notches on the thing and remove it. If you're a neanderthal you can use a screwdriver and hammer and buy a new nut.
     
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    I tried to unscrew the ring as much as I could and finished it off with a hammer and punch. I'm glad I bought a new trim ring as well as the tumbler.
     
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    hammer and punch is what to do after unscrewing the bezel a bit, the threads on the bezel wil be ruined though and youll need to find another one

    good luck
     
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    Hmm, I am in the process of trying to thread the ring off, but it seems to have stripped and no longer backing off. Do I need to drill out the center lock portion? Or the whole body?
     
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    As others have said, just knock it out with a hammer and punch now. I did this on a parts truck that I didn't have the key for. You will need a new bezel.
     
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    they wont come off til you remove the lock cylinder in which you need key to do, the ring has a groove that stays under the cylinder assembly, you are screwed if you dont punch out the lock, one good whack with punch will do it
     

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