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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 07, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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1969 camaro ignition switch instalation

I run into a problem... well two. The first is what size srew or bolt that holds down the ignition switch? I have tried 1/4 and 5/16 both don't work. Next is that I found someone took out the ignition switch. I went to napa and bought a new one. The question I have is that rod coming from the key where you start the car is pointing straight up. The switch that I have the rod goes into the switch from the side.. Going from driver to pass side. Do I just bend the rod or do I have the wrong switch?. Also what is the best way to install the switch. Do I leave the key in the lock position and move my switch to match it?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 07, 07:12 PM
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Re: 1969 camaro ignition switch instalation

The actuator rod does point up, and you probably have the correct switch and are just trying to put it on wrong. I will dig up some pictures to post.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 07, 07:15 PM
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Re: 1969 camaro ignition switch instalation

Theres a photo at the bottom of this post, but I am looking for a better one...

Rod on '69 Steering Column?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 07, 07:19 PM
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Re: 1969 camaro ignition switch instalation

Some good diagrams and instructions at this link. Look at the standard 69-76 column info and pics.

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/?page_id=5

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 07, 08:26 PM
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Re: 1969 camaro ignition switch instalation

There are two different ignition switches. One type for tilt columns the other is for the standard (non-adjustable) columns.

You didn't mention which type that you have.

You can go to www.corvettefaq.com
Click on Jim Shea Steering Articles
Click on A & F-Car Steering
Scroll down to either the 1969-76 Standard Column or the 1969-76 Tilt Column sections
Download Paper #3 and Pic #3 (The paper and pic have instructions on installing and adjusting the ignition switch.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 07, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 camaro ignition switch instalation

You are right, I have the standard column.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 07, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 camaro ignition switch instalation

Thanks great information but still not a good picture of where the rod goes into the switch. I looked at the bottom of the switch but cannot see any where the rod can go??????
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 07, 10:47 AM
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Re: 1969 camaro ignition switch instalation

Maybe the picture in the middle of the page will help.

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/wp-co...2Rev04MR03.doc

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 07, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 camaro ignition switch instalation

Thanks Jim and Eric with your help I got installed.
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