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How to remove and replace the ignition switch cylinder in a 1976 chevy cheyenne 1/2 ton pickup?

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Remove the horn button, nut the pull the wheel off with a puller.Remove the lock plate retaining spring using a Lock plate press. Remove the directional switch screws (3).. Lift that switch out of the way to remove the ignition lock screww
Pull out ign Lock Cylinder

Reverse this procedure to install

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

  • Ray Egerton
    Ray Egerton Jun 02, 2010

    Thanks for the directions. Clear, concise and easy to follow.

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