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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 12, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement ignition switch problems

I picked up a 'Standard Ignition' brand #US-54 which is a replacement ignition switch for a 68. For some reason my lock cylinder will not fully seat into the switch. I have 2 cylinders and neither will lock into the switch. The same two cylinders lock fine into my old switch. My old switch has two of the connecters broken off the back or I would use it. It is really aggravating me Any suggestions or did I just get a bum switch?


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Re: Replacement ignition switch problems

I just read a post where someone was trying to use a '67 cylinder in a '68 switch. There was some "post" or "lug" on the end of the cylinder that kept it from seating fully. He ended up filing it off and it worked. Maybe it is something like that????


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Re: Replacement ignition switch problems

Thanks, I'll look into that.


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Re: Replacement ignition switch problems

I verified I have a 68 switch and a 68 cylinder. I guess I'll buy another one and hope for the best.


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Re: Replacement ignition switch problems

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I just read a post where someone was trying to use a '67 cylinder in a '68 switch. There was some "post" or "lug" on the end of the cylinder that kept it from seating fully. He ended up filing it off and it worked. Maybe it is something like that????
It was a '68 cylinder in a '67 switch. If you take a look inside the switch, the '67 switch has a flat blade, while the '68 switch will likely have a flat blade with a round indent on one side.

I doubt the switches themselves are bad... the trick I found is to test fit the cylinder and find which way it needs to go, then with a screwdriver set the ignition switch accordingly. The cylinder should slide in without issues, and with the key in, turn to the run position to lock it in.

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