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Ignition Switch I want to know how to replace the ignition switch in a '85 El Camino and where to locate it?

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Ignition Switch Ignition Switch - grey_line.gif Inspect | Test | Replace The ignition switch is usually mounted to the steering column and is operated by a linkage rod.
NOTE On column-mounted ignition switches, don't confuse the switch with the lock cylinder and keys. The ignition switch is not normally visible.
On some vehicles, the steering column support has to be removed and the column lowered to find the ignition switch. On others, the switch is accessible under the dash.

The ignition switch is operated by the key switch. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company.
To replace the switch:

  • Remove the ignition switch wiring harness.
  • Unbolt it from its position.
  • Bolt the new switch into position.
  • Attach the witing harness.

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My 69 el camino worked fine yesterday, Now completely dead. no ignition brake lights etc.

Could be a bad connection on one of the battery cables, or you may have cooked a fuseable link.
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Dimmer switch location

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Cannot locate the horn relay on my 85 El Camino. Some say it should be under dash on passenger side, some say driver side. Any ideas?

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In fact there IS a horn relay. I have circled the circuit you are looking for in red.
I would search under the dash on driver's side.

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Need to open up the steering column on 1983 El Camino for igniti

Saw, It sounds like the accuator rod from the ignition lock cylinder to the ignition switch is broken or disconnected.
If you look near the base of the steering column you wll see the ignition switch mounted to the steering column. As you turn the key you should see the rod move up and down, if not, you will have to disassemble to figure out why.
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Ignition removal process for 1984 chevy 1/2 ton

This Outlines Removal Of Both LOCK CYLINDER<< Mechanical)) And The Ignition SWITCH ITSELF<< ELECTRICAL))
  1. Remove steering wheel as outlined previously.
  2. Remove turn signal switch as outlined in ``Turn Signal Switch, Replace'' procedure.
  3. Place ignition switch in ``Run'' position, then remove lock cylinder retaining screw and lock cylinder.
  4. To install, rotate lock cylinder to stop, while holding housing as shown, Fig. 6. Align cylinder key with keyway in housing, then push lock cylinder assembly into housing until fully seated.
  5. Install lock cylinder retaining screw. Torque screw to 40 inch lbs. for standard columns, or 22 inch lbs. for adjustable columns.
  6. Install buzzer switch, turn signal switch and steering wheel

The ignition switch is mounted on top of the mast jacket inside the brake pedal support and is actuated by a rod and rack assembly.
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Disconnect and lower steering column. On some models, it may be necessary to remove the upper column mounting bracket if it hinders servicing of switch. Use extreme care when lowering steering column to prevent damage to column assembly. Only lower steering column a sufficient distance to perform ignition switch service.
  3. On Caballero and El Camino, rotate ignition lock to ``Off'' unlocked position.
  4. On C, K, R and V models, rotate ignition lock to ``Off'' locked position.
  5. If lock cylinder has been removed, pull switch actuator rod up to stop, then pushrod down to second (Caballero or El Camino) or first (C, K, R and V models) detent as shown, Fig. 7.
  6. Remove column mounted dimmer switch, if equipped, then remove switch retaining screws and switch.
  7. Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    1. Place gear shift lever in neutral.
    2. Place lock cylinder and switch in positions noted in steps 3 and 4.
    3. Fit actuator rod into hole in switch slider and secure switch with retaining screws, ensuring switch does not move out of detent.
    4. Install and adjust dimmer switch, if equipped, as outlined in ``Column Mounted Dimmer Switch, Replace'' procedure.
    5. Torque retaining screws to 35 inch lbs., then check switch operation.

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