How do I get the old iginition key lock out of the
I have a 1972 El Camino and I am trying to change to key lock ignition. I have the steering wheel off and the turn signal arm off. I have the igintion cylinder out of the steering colum. How do I get the old iginition key lock out of the cylinder?
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Pull the steering wheel, get the push down tool to push down the lock plate to remove the plate, then pull the turn signal cam theres a screw on the right hand side of the shaft that holds the cylinder in.
1. Disconnect Battery 2.Remove steering wheel 1 Clip then a size 13/16th Socket Clocked USE STEERING WHEEL PULLER FOR STEERING WHEEL 3. Use Steering Wheel LOCK RING Press Tool to remove it and its HOLD DOWN CLIP Horn Button & Spring will Come with it 4. Go to Lower Portion if Steering Collun and Disconnect and remove the BLACK Connecter that is Affixed to the Steer Collum 5..Back to the TOP Remove the 3 Screws that Hold the Turn Sygnal Assembly Down 6.Remove the Screw in the Center of the Hazaard Button 7. Remove the 1 Screw Holding Down the Turn Sygnal Lever 8.Now Carfully Pull the Entire Assembly OUT of the Center so as for it to be Out of your Way 9. Look CLOSLY at the Ignition Lock Cylinder Area and Locate Chromed Looking Button 10.. Push this Button While Slightly Pulling on the Ignition Key Lock and Remove Lock. NOTE If Lock seems th NOT want to come out you will need to Insert the IGNITION Key, But I Believe this 1972 Does Not Require the KEY
INSTALATION IS REVERSE PROCEDURE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON DETAIL. THIS SHOULDTAKE 2 HOURS This is Off the Cuff as Most references DO NOT go Back to 1972 And I have Conducted this Procedure Literaly Hundreds of times
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.
Good luck, let me know what you find.
This Outlines Removal Of Both LOCK CYLINDER<< Mechanical)) And The Ignition SWITCH ITSELF<< ELECTRICAL))
Remove steering wheel as outlined previously.
Remove turn signal switch as outlined in ``Turn Signal Switch, Replace'' procedure.
Place ignition switch in ``Run'' position, then remove lock cylinder retaining screw and lock cylinder.
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.
Install lock cylinder retaining screw. Torque screw to 40 inch lbs. for standard columns, or 22 inch lbs. for adjustable columns.
Install buzzer switch, turn signal switch and steering wheel
CABALLERO, EL CAMINO, C, K, R, V & 1986---87 G MODELS 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.
Disconnect battery ground cable.
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.
On Caballero and El Camino, rotate ignition lock to ``Off'' unlocked position.
On C, K, R and V models, rotate ignition lock to ``Off'' locked position.
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.
Remove column mounted dimmer switch, if equipped, then remove switch retaining screws and switch.
Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
Place gear shift lever in neutral.
Place lock cylinder and switch in positions noted in steps 3 and 4.
Fit actuator rod into hole in switch slider and secure switch with retaining screws, ensuring switch does not move out of detent.
Install and adjust dimmer switch, if equipped, as outlined in ``Column Mounted Dimmer Switch, Replace'' procedure.
Torque retaining screws to 35 inch lbs., then check switch operation.
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:
With the key in the ignition, tap on the key with something heavy like a pair of pliers, screwdriver etc. It will cause the pin inside the mechanism to drop, and the iginition will turn. Happened to me today, worked like a charm.
Put the Key in the ignition and turn the key. It should disengage the steering lock and you should be able to pull it out. Make sure you unplug the switch from the back. Here are some really old pics of my 1972 beetle... http://ilikepie.it/VWbug.html