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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 04, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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In the process of restoring my standard steering column I noticed that my ignition tumbler turns with or without my key. Is the cylinder just shot and need to be replaced? I would like to use the same key and not have to re key the doors as well. Thanks for any info
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I would say the tumbler and its cylinder are worn. The doors, glovebox, and trunk use a separate key than the ignition.

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Actually the ignition and doors use the same key in 69 (square head) and the glove box and trunk used the same key (oval head). I just had "Hugger_Sixty_Nine" (Hi Graeme) [img]graemlins/waving.gif[/img] match my ignition and door locks. Very reasonable. Check him out he might be able to help you.


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If instructions on disassembling the A-car standard steering column would help, you can go to www.corvettefaq.com/A-car.asp

You would need Std Strg Column 69-72 Disassembly & Repair Paper #1 and Pic #1
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 04, 11:46 AM
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Square key is only for ignition, oval is for doors, glovebox, and trunk. Its how my 69 was when I bought it and its how the all new key kit is that I bought to give the car all new locks.

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I’m not sure about the 69s but in 67-68 the keys were hexagonal and round.
The hexagonal key, as per the owner’s manual; fits the ignition, door lock, and tailgate. The round key fits all other locks.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 04, 03:14 PM
 
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Is the column in the locked position,all rods hooked up for the reverse lock out.Maybe the column below the key area needs to be turned ccw to the locked position?
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If the key cylinder is shot, just take it to a locksmith along with the key & he'll repair the cylinder so u can use the same key. If u need a new cylinder u can buy one at pep boys or where ever & still take to a locksmith to have it reset to your key.
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thanks for the helpful replies. I don't know how the locks came in 69. I know that my square key fits the doors and ignition, and the round fits the glove box and trunk. Maybe someone changed the car to that setup.
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Like I said in my earlier post... in 69 the door and ignition use the same square key and the glove box and trunk use the oval key.



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I concur with 69Z28.... Square for Door and Ignition and Oval for Glove and Trunk.

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That is correct for 1969. The square key is for the ignition and doors and the round/oval key is for the trunk and glovebox. [img]graemlins/waving.gif[/img]

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