Installing ignition switch for 87 chevy s10 Blazer 2.8L 4X4
After tearing down steering column we find it impossible to remove ignition switch. How can we get this switch replaced and is it in the column? I have been told that it may be under the dash on the column. Please help with reassembling too
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it is on the top of the steering column in the truck cab.remove battery cables. remove the lower portion of you dash.loosen the bolts on the plate that holds your column up to the dash. the column will pull down some. you may have a gear indicator tab/string that needs to be undone. remove column clamp blots all the way. the switch is on the top, it has a rod that moves and is postioned on the column. remove old switch, install new switch in th position where the old on was
I don't think the key and tumbler is your problem at all. The switch is down on your steering column. It's either loose and sliding around when the rod pulls, or it's wrecked. They can cause all kinds of problems. Just drop your steering column and take a look.
youve got to remove the steering wheel, take the locking mecanism off, then the mecanism for the signal lights off....whitch should only have a few screws.....then where the ignition switch is.....you should see a screw that looks like it goes through the switch..remove that then give the ignition switch a tug or two and it should come out
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.
Hi there yep the switches are basically in the same location.Try the next time this happens to bump on the steering wheel while cranking or pushing in on the steering wheel towards the windshield if it starts right up you'll know for sure that its the switch or its out of ajustment.