GM Corvette 1963-1982 Repair Guide

Ignition Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1964-67 Vehicles



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Unlock the ignition switch connector using a suitable flat-bladded tool-1964-68 vehicles

See Chapter 8 for steering column switch removal.

  1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery.
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  3. Remove the cylinder by placing it in the lock position and inserting a stiff wire in a small hole to depress the plunger. Turn the cylinder counter-clockwise until the cylinder can be removed.
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  5. Remove the holding nut with tool J-7607 or its equivalent.
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  7. Pull the switch from under the dash and remove the connector.
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  9. Using a suitable prytool, unsnap the locking tangs.
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  11. To install reverse the above procedure.
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1968 Vehicles

  1. Open the battery storage compartment and disconnect the ground cable from the battery.
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  3. Remove the screws securing the "Corvette" cover plate in the top center of the cluster assembly.
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  5. Remove the ash tray and retainer.
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  7. Remove the radio and bracket.
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  9. Remove the lock cylinder by positioning the switch in the "ACC" position and inserting a wire in the cylinder face small hole Push in on the wire to depress the plunger and continue turning the key counterclockwise until the lock cylinder can be removed.
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  11. Remove the ignition switch bezel nut and pull the ignition switch out from under the dash.
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  13. Using a suitable prytool, unsnap the "theft resistant" locking tangs on the connector and unplug the connector.
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  15. To install reverse the above procedure.
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