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How do you change out ignition switch on 77 dodge truck

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Do you mean the switch, or the key and tumbler?

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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    Dar Nov 15, 2009

    The switch itself is down on your steering column. You will have to drop the column to access it. There are 2 bolts at the bottom of the dash that hold it up. You may have to loosen the bolts that go through the firewall at the base of the column. There is a rod that runs from the key and tumbler down to the switch.

    If you are talking about the key and tumbler, you will have to pull the steering wheel to access it. You're likely going to need a steering wheel puller. Remove the lock ring , and the signal cam. When you remove the screws from the signal cam, you will be able to move it out of the way, and access the bolt that goes into the key and tumbler to lock it into place. Then it should pull out.



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