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How do you replace an ignition switch on a 1977 VW van? Need step by step instructions.

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take the shroud cover (plastic around column) off. Where the key goes in at the top it should be completely covered by metal. Where the key was is at the top measure 1/2 inch in take a small punch and punch a hole through the metal very thin metal there will be a retaining spring under the push down on it and pull the switch out

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Hi. I've put together a guide that will help you with the replacement of this ignition switch.

Step1 Disconnect the negative battery cable from the terminal on the battery. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers by unscrewing or unclipping them. Step2 Remove the steering wheelmag-glass_10x10.gif by lifting off the center cover, disconnecting the horn wire and removing the retaining nut and washer. Make a mark on the steering wheel spline and the wheel itself so you can line it back up precisely. Pull the steering wheel straight back to remove from the shaft. Step3 Take off windshield wiper and turn signal switches by pulling them off as you did the steering wheel and disconnect the wiring. Slide the spacer sleeve off of the steering column. Step4 Unscrew the ignition switch mounting screws. Pull out the ignition switch. Disconnect the wiring connector from back of the ignition switch. Simply loosen the tabs and pull it out. Step5 Insert your key into the ignition. Turn the ignition switch to the locked position. Depress the retaining pin with a small screwdriver and turn the key to the Off position to free the cylinder. Once it is free, turn the key to lock position and remove the key and key cylinder. Step6 Install your old key cylinder into the new ignition switch assembly. Make sure the contacts in the cylinder and assembly line up. Reattach wiring to ignition switch, slide it into place, screw in mounting screws and reassemble steering wheel and switches.You have just completed the task.Good job:)

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take off the steering wheel, remove the plastic piece on the steering column and then the ignition should unbolt and slide off.

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Get a new one and look for the old one behind the key cylinder. Remember to disconnect the battery.

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