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Need Help on Ignition Switch Installation

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazerGuy, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Well, my truck isn't starting(checked battery, battery cables, battery connections, replaced starter since it was under warranty) so I decided to replace the ignition switch and the neutral safety switch since they were about 7 bucks each. Well, I've never removed/installed a ignition switch before(Haynes and Chiltons are only useful for extra toilet paper) so I didn't know(and didn't see) that there is a rod that goes inside of it. My question is: How the hell do you put this thing back on!? I can not seem to get that rod in place, and when I do the rod only goes in a little ways which makes the switch not flush with the steering column and not line up with the mounting holes. I hope someone understood that. Any info or tips appreciated.

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    The way I install them is to move the key, and the switch to the "accessory" position - usually they'll drop right in like this. As for seating the actuator, give it a little tap with a screwdriver handle or plastic (small) hammer. They are tight sometimes.

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  3. BlazerGuy

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    That's probably why I'm catching hell on this. the lock cylinder is in the "Lock" position. Thanks I'll try that tommorrow

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    anymore tips and/or tricks????????

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    If you haven't already done so, drop the column, and if it's tilt steering, put it in the "straight column" position - the rest is just rock and roll[​IMG]

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