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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 01, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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I am trying to remove the ignition switch on my 67 camaro, I have the spanner nut loose so it spins freely but the switch will not pull out. The nut is still retained somehow. Is there a special trick or do I just need to force it? Thanks, Brent

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 01, 10:33 AM
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I had the same problem on my 68. What I found out was the stainless cover was a little larger than the nut. If you can get under the edge, take a small screwdriver and gently pry off the cover. I just kept applying pressure and wiggling it and the cap popped off. After that, the switch slid out easily.

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If you remove the lock part, it will come apart without any hassle. Put the key in the lock, turn it the the ACC position and insert a paperclip into the small hole and push it a bit. Then you should be able to turn it left a little more and pull the lock out. Then the nut will come off.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 01, 02:15 PM
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RobR is right - - DO NOT FORCE IT WITH A SCREW DRIVER - -

follow his instructions and it will literally fall right out -

The bezel (nut) is designed to only come off AFTER the ignition is out.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 01, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, worked great. Brent

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 01, 06:10 AM
 
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A little note of caution. When removing the key insert of the lock. Disconnect the battery first. You will fry the switch. I found out the hard way.
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