GM Cadillac 1967-1989 Repair Guide

Ignition Switch

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REPLACEMENT



  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
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  3. Position the lock cylinder in the LOCK position.
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  5. Remove the steering column lower cover.
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  7. Loosen the two nuts on upper steering column, allowing the column to drop.
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WARNING
Do not remove the nuts, as the column may bend under its own weight.

  1. Disconnect the ignition switch connector at the switch.
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  3. Remove the two screws securing the ignition switch to the steering column. Remove the switch.
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To install:
  1. Assemble the ignition switch on the actuator rod and adjust it to the LOCK position, as follows:
    1. Standard Column - Hold the switch actuating rod stationary with one hand while moving the switch toward the bottom of the column until the switch reaches the end of its travel (ACC position). Back off one detent, then, with the key also in the LOCK position, tighten the two switch mounting screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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    3. Tilt column - Hold the switch actuating rod stationary with one hand while moving the switch toward the upper end of the column until the switch reaches the end of its travel (ACC position). Back off one detent, then, with the key also in the LOCK position, tighten the two switch mounting screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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  3. Connect the wires, tighten the two steering column nuts, install the lower cover and reconnect the battery.
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