Toyota Cressida/Corona/Crown/MarkII 1970-1982 Repair Guide

Ignition Lock/Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except 1970-72 Mark II 4 Cylinder


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Fig. Fig. 1 The ignition switch is the electrical portion attached to the lock cylinder



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Fig. Fig. 2 Push down the stop key with a thin rod and pull out the lock cylinder

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Unfasten the ignition switch multiconnector underneath the instrument panel.
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  5. Remove the screws which secure the upper and lower halves of the steering column cover. Remove the lower instrument panel garnish on 1974-77 Corona models first.
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  7. Turn the lock cylinder to the ACC position with the ignition key.
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  9. Push the lock cylinder stop in with a small, round object (cotter pin, punch, etc).
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On some models it may be necessary to remove the steering wheel and turn signal switch first.

  1. Withdraw the lock cylinder from the lock housing while depressing the stop tab.
  2.  
  3. To remove the ignition switch, unfasten its securing screws and withdraw the switch from the lock housing.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Align the locking cam with the hole in the ignition switch and insert the switch in the lock housing.
  2.  
  3. Secure the switch with its screw(s).
  4.  
  5. Make sure that both the lock cylinder and the column lock are in the ACC position. Slide the cylinder into the lock housing until the stop tab engages the hole in the lock.
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  7. The rest of installation is performed in the reverse order of removal.
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1970-72 Mark II 4 Cylinder
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel, turn signal switch housing, and turn signal switch as previously outlined.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lock assembly retaining screw.
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  7. Withdraw the switch assembly from the column by pulling it out with the ignition key.
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  9. Installation is performed in the reverse order of removal.
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