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1989 Chevy Pick up Ignition switch broken

I need to know which wires go to the battery, soliend and something else. I want to install a switch to take the place of my ignition switch ?/ not where the key goes, but inside the steering column. I had the ignition switch but the teeth inside have stripped. ( Using a screw driver to start the truck. Please help!!!!!!!!!! This is on a 1989 Chevy Pick Up
Peggy

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  • karen8604 Nov 13, 2008

    I don't know what the solenoid or the coil looks like. Will these be the only hot wires coming up into the steering column?

  • karen8604 Nov 14, 2008

    Thank you so much. I'm just a stupidass girl with no money for a mech. I to fix myself.

    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Peggy

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Use a test light the wire from the battery should be hot all the time the wire that goes to the solenoid should be hot when the key is turned over to start and the wire going to the coil should be hot when the key is in run.

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  • Walter Morris Nov 13, 2008

    im not exactly sure which wires go to the coil and the starter you might try using an ohm meter and connect one wire to the coil hot wire and then start trying wires in the column but you may need a long ohm meter lead to get from the coil to the column. when the needle jumps to the other side or if its digital if it says 0 then you found it you can do this to the starter to and what i told you before will be the wires coming out of the ignition switch to these systems

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