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How do I replace ignition switch in a 1995 suburban. I need to replace the tumbler. is it the kind that has the screw behind the turn signal switch behind the steering wheel, with a retainer screw to the upper right of center. someone tried to steel car and i have to replace it. Thank you for your help!

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1 disconnect the negative cable at battery
2 place the ignition switch in the lock position. if the key lock cylinder has been removed, pull the actuating rod up until a definite stop can be felt then move down one detent
3 lower and support the steering column
4 remove the ignition switch retaining screws and lift the switch out of the steering column jacket
5 prior to installation, make sure the ignition switch is in the lock position
6 connect the accuating rod to the switch
7 press switch into position and install screws
8 install steering column bolts

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