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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JimmyJuneau, Sep 14, 2002.

  1. JimmyJuneau

    JimmyJuneau 1/2 ton status

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    Where is the ignition switch at on my truck? Can you tell me where its at and what I need to do to change it out.
    Thanks Brian
     
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    It's on top of the steering column, under the dash. There's a steel rod that attaches to it, which is moved my a mechanism up near the key. But before you dig in and change the switch, what's the symptom? Many times a problem with the lock cylinder is confused for a problem with the switch.
     
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    Ok I looked up under the dash and wasnt able to find where its at. I have already bought a new one so I know what it looks like but I cannot find it. is it in the column? DO I need to take the steering wheel off to get to it? or is it unxder the dash and on top of the column where I just cant see it. If it is on top of the column under the dash how can I get to it do I need to take the steering column out of the truck?
     
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    it is bolted to the top side of the column under the dash .just about where it goes under the dash .
     
  5. HarryH3

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    You can reach it by just dropping the column away from the dash. There are just a couple of bolts that hold it in place. It's hard to see, but it is right on top of the steering column. There a metal rod that goes to the switch. It's the same sort of rod that you'll find in the various linkages inside the doors.
     
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    Will I need to dissconnect the column from the under the hood of the truck? Will unbolting the column missalin anything?
     
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    You can usually get it to drop a few inches without messing around under the hood. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif If you need to drop it further, you can remove a few bolts from the attachment plate down at the firewall, where the column goes through. But you still shouldn't need to disconnect the shaft from the steering box.
     
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    Ok thnaks Ill give that a try tommorow.
     

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