Starters and Ignition Systems
Chevy Corvette

How do you install the ingnition switch on 1976 Chevy Corvette?

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04/26/2009

== == Give credit where credit is due. Taken from instructions in Haynes Repair Manual. For models 1968 to 1982. Good luck. 1. Before removing any switch, disconnect the battery ground. EARLY MODELS 2. Insert the ignition key in the lock. 3. Remove the screws that secure the Corvette cover plate to the top center of the instrument cluster. 3. Remove the ashtray and radio. 4. Turn the ignition key to the Acc position and then insert a piece of wire or a thin rod into the hole in the face of the lock cylinder. Depress the wire to actuate the plunger, at the same time turning the key counterclockwise until the lock cylinder can be withdrawn. 6. Unscrew the ignition switch bezel nut and remove the switch. 7. Using a screwdriver, release the anti-theft locking tangs and unplug the connector. 8. Snap the connector into the new ignition switch and install by reversing the removal operations. LATER MODELS 2. The ignition switch is mounted on top of the steering column jacket near the front of the dash. The switch is located inside the channel section of the brake pedal support and is actuated by a rod and rack assembly that is operated when the steering column lock is turned. 3. To remove the switch, first lower the steering column by releasing its upper and lower mounting bolts. The steering wheel need not be removed. 4. Turn the switch to the Off-Unlock position. 5. Place the gearshift lever in Neutral. 6. Locate the ignition switch, then move the slider two positions to the right from the Accessory to the Off-Unlock position. 7. Insert the actuator rod into the slider hole and attach it to the steering column with the two screws. Take care not to move the switch out of its detent. Do not overtighten the lower screw. 8. Raise the steering column and secure it.