GM Full Size Vans 1967-1986 Repair Guide

Ignition Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1973-86 Models

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the ignition switch assembly showing the switch in the LOCK position for removal-1973 and later models

The switch is on the steering column, behind the instrument panel.

  1. Lower the steering column, making sure that it is supported.
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WARNING
Extreme care is necessary to prevent damage to the collapsible column.

  1. Make sure the switch is in the LOCK position. If the lock cylinder is out, pull the switch rod up to the stop, then go down 1 detent.
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  3. Remove the two screws and the switch.
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  5. Before installation, make sure the switch is in the LOCK position.
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  7. Install the switch using the original screws.
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CAUTION
Use of screws that are too long could prevent the column from collapsing on impact.

  1. Replace the column.
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