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I need instructions on how to remove and replace my ignition switch

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Take the shroud cover (plastic around column) off. Where the key goes in at the top it should be completely covered by metal. Where the key was is at the top measure 1/2 inch in take a small punch and punch a hole through the metal very thin metal there will be a retaining spring under the push down on it and pull the switch out

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