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1972 chevrolet key broke off in switch. got new switch but when turned to the "on" position it tries starting but when turned to "start" it kills starting sequence. any ideas????

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Small long rod from switch , down inside or outside of column to switch mounted on side of column below, usually held on with couple of small bolts, and wire connector attached. Try loosening bolts off & move switch up/down slighly to see if anything changes whats happening.

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