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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 03, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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I`m trying to replace my ignition switch & need to know how you remove lock cylinder cover plate. Does it come off like the door lock covers do,or is there some other trick? I would hate to tear it up seeing there`s nothing wrong with the cover itself...
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 03, 04:51 PM
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I didn't see what year you were talking about. This method is for an early dash mounted assembly. There is a small hole in the tumbler assembly. (Close to where the key goes in) Insert a paperclip in the hole and turn the assembly with the key to the left. You should be able to pull the tumbler assembly out of the ignition. After it is out you should be able to unscrew the ring and remove the rest ignition. Rhat
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I did mine yesterday in fact....I first turned the key to the left in ACC position, inserted a small alan wrench (or paperclip) and twisted the lock to the left. You might have to pull back on the clip/wrench a little to get it to turn. There is a push pin on the ignition switch that prevents the lock from turning, once it is depressed, it allows the lock to turn.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 03, 02:36 PM
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If it's a '69, you need a "lock plate compressor" tool; there's a spring behind it, and you have to compress the plate down the steering shaft in order to expose the snap ring that retains it. Once it's off, you have access to remove the ignition lock cylinder. The Chassis Service Manual has a step-by-step on how to remove the cylinder; you should get one, as you could look at it for hours if you haven't done it before and still not figure out how to get it out. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 03, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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It`s a 68,I got it removed with a small allen head wrench...Thanks everyone!
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