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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 09, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Question Tilt vs Non-Tilt Ignition Switch Question.

I am rewiring my 69 and presume that I have standard, non-tilt ignition switch terminal connectors.


However, I have replaced my non-tilt with an OE tilt column from a 69 era Chevrolet. Apparently it's not actually out of a 69 Camaro, but the column is almost identical to one that is. Anyway, it uses the same 69 Camaro tilt-column ignition switch.


Because I don't have access to properly check at the moment, can someone tell me please if the tilt and non-tilt terminal connector are compatible between tilt and non-tilt. Ie; Does a regular dash harnes plug into either column?

They look like they accept the same terminal block, but do they?
Tilt Switch..

Non-tilt switch..

Thanks

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Re: Tilt vs Non-Tilt Ignition Switch Question.

The electrical posts on the ignition switch are the same between the standard switch and the tilt. The difference is that they are flipped 180 degrees from each other. You will need to rotate the connectors on your vehicle wiring harness to switch from one to the other.

The difference is that the standard column works by the rod pushing down the column toward the engine to reach START on the switch. The tilt column has the rod pulling up on the switch to reach START.

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Re: Tilt vs Non-Tilt Ignition Switch Question.

Great.. Thanks a heap Jim..

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 17, 12:49 PM
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Re: Tilt vs Non-Tilt Ignition Switch Question.

Hi Jim: I just posted this info request on the forum but wanted to point it out to you specifically since you'd addressed a similar issue on Dec 23rd of 2009.

We're struggling with a problem concerning the length of the ignition switch actuator rod on a 1969 Camaro. Our customer wanted to switch from a non-tilt column to a tilt column. He brought it to us when it would not start. We quickly (and luckily) figured out the difference between the push and pull on the ignition switches and installed the correct switch. However, now the ignition switch actuator rod seems to be about an inch too short. There are a few posts about switching columns in this forum and how you have to change the switch. Nothing was mentioned about the rod. Question: Does it take a different rod, or is there something else we're missing. We've been looking online and can't find a part number or source. Please let me come to work on Monday and show my boss that _______ at the Team Camaro Forum knew all about it and all we need from you now is a credit card.
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