Question about 1987 Dodge Ram Maxivan

Open Question

How to replace ignition switch on 1987 dodge ram with non-tilt steering

Posted by rcooper684 on

Ad

5 Related Answers

germcelchar

Charles McElchar

  • 389 Answers

SOURCE: how do you take a ignition switch out of a 1977

Tilt or non tilt the procedure is the same. Check around the barell their should be a small hole with a pin in it. Put the key in the ignition and with a small screwdriver push in the pin then slide out the switch. The pin won't go in without the key in the switch. If the pin won't go in with the key in the switch turn the key one position and try again then another until the pin pushes for you. If you have lost the key then its not so simple because you will need to bore out the pin and the problem with this is the metal in the pin is harder than the metal in the barell so the drillbit will slide to the softer metal.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

Ad

dan

  • 651 Answers

SOURCE: What would make the ignition coil continue to

a short in the wire somewhere. check and make sure the wires aren't touching any metal.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

Ad

Anonymous

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 1987 dodge ram van STEERING COLUMN

to whom this may concern did you find a steering column. Are you replacing it in a 1987 dodge pick-up

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

Anonymous

SOURCE: 1987 dodge dakota. how to replace ignition switch?

Just remove the plastic column cover
I think a long T 20 torx bit
Switch uses a torx I believe

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

Bruce Hathcock

  • 3600 Answers

SOURCE: neutral ignition switch

automatic or stick? makes a difference, if it's a stick it's on the chutch pedal if it's an automatic it's on the transmisson where the linkage hooks up to the shifter, remove the linkage by removing the nut that hold the shifter on then remove the screws that hold the safety netural backup light switch on be sure you have the E brake on before removing and chalk the wheels remove the switch and go to the parts store and buy a new switch and replace you will have to disconnect the wire harness connted to the switch as well it is a short wire with 4 wire or sometimes 5 on it when installing the new switch be sure to move the new switch to the forward postion so that it set on the can correctly you can turn the inside ring with your fingers to move it once it is lined up replace hold down screws and replace linkage nut.

Posted on May 27, 2009

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to remove commutatuer switch on 2003 dodge van


I think he is referring to the ignition switch. I think Switch Translates to French as commutator or interrupter. After removing the steering column covers, You will need toremove the lock cylinder. Once that is out of the way you will need to unplug the clock spring connector for the airbag. Than if you have tilt wheel you will need to remove the tilt lever. Non tilt wheel will have a bracket that needs to be removed. You will than be able to access the screws that hold the ignition switch in place.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jeremy_d728a59f986299fa

Sep 01, 2012 | Dodge Caravan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Low beams only work part time.


Yes it is the wires in the column I do beleive you can replace it but its not a easy job. Wires go from switch all the way doen the column

Jul 24, 2012 | 1997 Dodge Ram

1 Answer

I have a 1995 dodge ram and the headlights only work if the steering wheel is tilted all the way up. also my left, rear driving light doesnt work at all. i replaced the bulb and still nothing


hi if the light/dip switch is in the steering colum its possible that theirs abroken wire or afaulty connection plug that would explain why it works when steering is tilted

Sep 12, 2011 | 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck

1 Answer

What is the procedure to changing an keyed ignition lock?


Hi there,

Removal

Disconnect the negative battery cable with the proper size wrench and place away from the battery.
Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the run position.
Remove the steering column cover on a tilt steering wheel model by pressing the upper and lower section of the cover together and pulling free from the mounting plate. Remove the steering column covers on a non tilt steering wheel model by using a Philips screwdriver and unscrewing the mounting screws.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch by lifting up on the release tab and pulling.
Press the ignition switch actuator pin by pushing a small screw driver into the key lock cylinder, while doing this pull the ignition switch out of the ignition switch housing.

Installation

Insert the new key into the new ignition switch and turn the key to the run position. Insert the new ignition switch into the ignition switch housing. Wiggle the switch back and forth until the actuator pin mounting hole is aligned and falls into place.
Install the electrical connector back into the connector housing by pressing it in with your hands.
Place the steering column covers back onto the non tilt steering wheel and insert mounting screws. Tighten screws using a Philips screwdriver. Place the steering column covers over the tilt steering wheel and press the upper and lower portion together to snap covers back into the mounting plate.
Pull on the ignition key to ensure switch is locked into place. Turn key to the "off" position and remove the key. Insert the key and start the vehicle.

Hope these help.

Jan 28, 2011 | 1992 Ford Crown Victoria

1 Answer

I can't get the rod that connects the key lock and door latch in the right position to work correctly.


  • Disconnect the negative battery cable with the proper size wrench and place away from the battery.

    Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the run position.
  • 2 Remove the steering column cover on a tilt steering wheel model by pressing the upper and lower section of the cover together and pulling free from the mounting plate. Remove the steering column covers on a non tilt steering wheel model by using a Philips screwdriver and unscrewing the mounting screws.
  • 3 Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch by lifting up on the release tab and pulling.

    Press the ignition switch actuator pin by pushing a small screw driver into the key lock cylinder, while doing this pull the ignition switch out of the ignition switch housing.
  • Installation
  • 1 Insert the new key into the new ignition switch and turn the key to the run position. Insert the new ignition switch into the ignition switch housing. Wiggle the switch back and forth until the actuator pin mounting hole is aligned and falls into place.
  • 2 Install the electrical connector back into the connector housing by pressing it in with your hands.
  • 3 Place the steering column covers back onto the non tilt steering wheel and insert mounting screws. Tighten screws using a Philips screwdriver. Place the steering column covers over the tilt steering wheel and press the upper and lower portion together to snap covers back into the mounting plate.
  • 4 Pull on the ignition key to ensure switch is locked into place. Turn key to the "off" position and remove the key. Insert the key and start the vehicle.


  • hope this helps you

    Dec 21, 2010 | Ford F-350 Cars & Trucks

    1 Answer

    The only way my headlights in my 1999 dodge ram worked was if i did Tilt Wheel know they dont come on at all...went to a dodge dealer and the answer i got was NEVER HEARD OF THAT....Ya right!can any shed...


    If tilting the wheel turned the headlights on, it sounds like there's a problem with the ignition switch. Or if the headlight switch is a stalk on the steering column, possibly a fault somewhere in that switch or the wiring to it. First thing to do is find the headlight fuses and see if you have power on both sides of the fuse with the key on. If you don't, i would take the steering column covers off and look for a broken wire or burnt connector at the ignition switch.

    Jul 06, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Ram

    1 Answer

    I need to remove an ignition switch from a 1987 Dodge van


    1. Check the Motors, or similar manual at your public library for your van or enter your problem in your internet search engine.

    Oct 30, 2009 | 1987 Dodge Ram Maxivan

    1 Answer

    Ive changed the ignition switch and checked the ignition cylinder but my 1984 dodge ram 1500 still wont start. it doesnt have a tilt steering colume


    Do you have ballast resistor on firewall by chance? ( 2"x 4" ceramic like block,usually held with 1 bolt in center)

    Aug 02, 2009 | 1983 Dodge Pickup

    2 Answers

    1987 dodge ram van STEERING COLUMN


    to whom this may concern did you find a steering column. Are you replacing it in a 1987 dodge pick-up

    Apr 23, 2009 | 1987 Dodge Ram Wagon B250

    2 Answers

    Blower motor for heat and ac would only come on when I messed with the tilt wheel. Now it wont work at all.


    Try the ignition switch, dodge has them on backorder so there is a problem that just has not got big enough to recall. The switch is only $14.30 unless you have a V10. Mine started off as the turnsignals quit working unless you moved the tilt steering and the the heater would only work in the tilt up position.

    Sep 29, 2008 | 2004 Dodge Ram 2500

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Cars & Trucks Logo

    Related Topics:

    1,491 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Dodge Experts

    Marvin
    Marvin

    Level 3 Expert

    85239 Answers

    Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins

    Level 3 Expert

    14850 Answers

    Mike

    Level 3 Expert

    4369 Answers

    Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...