I just replaced mine a month ago. I could not even find out what the damn thing even looked like, so I went to an auto parts store and had the guy pull one and show me. NOW I know what I'm looking for. It is really hard to even see it at all from underneath because of all the wires.
The switch is on the steering column about 18-24" inches from the floor, down ON the TOP side of the steering column. There are (2) 3/8" bolts holding it on and are a little challenging to get off and then back on again. I used a 1/4" drive ratchet wrench and I HIGHLY recommend using it even if it means buying one. This tool will save you almost an hour in time. You are Wrestling alot of wires and a hand wrench is nearly impossible to use. (Trust me, I tried it.)
This is a fairly easy job. If you follow these instructions, it should take you about an hour or less.
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Begin by removing the retaining ring at the top of your 1992 Chevy ignition switch. The ignition switch will slide out. Remove the wiring harness from the end of the ignition switch. Reverse the process to install the new ignition switch.
The 1992 Plymouth Cold ignition switch is held in place by a retaining ring. Remove the retaining ring at the top of the ignition switch. Pull the ignition switch out. Remove the wiring harness from the ignition switch. Reverse the process to install the new ignition switch.
First remove the steering wheel, remove the torx screws and remove the house, remove the signal switch and the wiper switch, remove the torx screws and?æremove the ignition switch. Put in the new switch and replace everything in reverse.?æ
It would need to be drilled. Best to just call a locksmith.
I removed my ignition switch with a screwdriver and a power drill. I warn you it damaged the whole system though. I have to start it with a screwdriver now.
the ignition switch is the key and its on the stering collem or on the dash
You need to turn the ignition to the on or start position, and then push the retaining pin to remove the cylinder. If you can not turn it, then you can either drill it out, or call a locksmith to come asist you.
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The complete instructions are in Haynes manual #38025 (1420). You actually have to remove the steering wheel first. Amazon should have this cheap.
First, remove the lower dashboard panel in order to get at the switch. There are four Philips screws and one bolt that secures this panel. Then remove the two nuts and three bolts securing the steering column to the dash frame. This makes it easy to get at the switch. Remove the cover around the ignition switch. The front part is the key and lock tumbler, and the bottom is the electrical switch part that is not disturbed by this process. Take care not to pull the wires in the wire harness to the switch. Remove the key sensor switch from the housing that holds the tumbler and switch mechanism. Remove the screw that holds the ignition switch body. Remove the electrical harness part from the back of the switch. Then, insert the key and turn slightly. Release the pin under the tumbler casing and pull out the cylinder.
To replace Ignition Switch, first you have to remove the old one. To do this you disconnect battery ground cable. Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the five self-tapping screws. Remove tilt steering column lock lever, Remove lower steering column shroud, disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector, turn ignition switch lock cylinder to the "run" position, remove the two screws retaining ignition switch, and finally unhook the ignition switch from the actuator. Now to install the new one.Make sure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the "run" position. You can test for the "run" position by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the "lock" position. Hook up the ignition switch into the actuator. You might have to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes. Install retaining screws. Connect electrical connector to ignition switch. Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper operation, including start and accessory positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the "locked" position. Then Install upper steering column shroud. Install the lower steering column shroud and tilt steering column lock lever.
It is a sensor usally in the drivers side head
No electrial spark or fire at the plugs.
First you need to take off your horn cap. Then take a 13/16 socket to loosen the steering wheel. Take a steering wheel puller to get the wheel off. After that you need to get a lock plate compressor to push the plate down to remove the snap ring. (There is a tool for this but it can be taken off by a flat head screwdriver. Now you need to undo the screws in the turn signal switch and unscrew the hazard light button on the outside of the column. After you take out the turn signal switch there will be a screw right under the slot for the ignition switch on the inside. You need to unscrew this. Now you have to have your key in the ignition to remove the ignition switch. Turn your ignition switch either all the way forward or back to remove the ignition switch
That 92 GMC van doesn't have a relay for ignition. Power for the ignition is supplied from the ignition switch.
My boyfriend and I just did this in his Ford E150. You have to remove the steering wheel (several autopart stores rent steering wheel removers). From there you can see the ignition switch. The ignition switch cylinder is about 4 inches long, and projects into the steering column. All you have to do is press a small tab, then pull out the ignition switch. New ignition switches (with keys) are available at autopart stores. I suggest looking at a picture of the switch before attempting to find the tab yourself. BETTER ANSWER You do not have to remove steering wheel. on the bottom of the steering cover there will be three screw holes and a second smaller hole under the switch. with a pocket screw driver on similar device you can push the tab to release the switch.
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you will need a couple special tools for this job. one is a steering wheel puller. remove the steering wheel. then you have to remove the turn signal stalk. then remove the turn signal switch mechanism inside the steering column. then you need to compress the column locking plate to remove the wire ring around the steering shaft. after this its easy. pull the locking plate out and remove the screw holding the ignition switch in. replace switch and re-install in the reverse order. its easier to put together than get apart.
Examine the ignition setup. There should be a panel with five to eight wires clipped to the rear of the tumbler. Remove the panel and try to manually turn the ignition switch using a screwdriver. If you can do this, then you are done!
There won't be a relay for the ignition. You may have a "blown" fuse.
Do you take the steering wheel off to get to the ignition
ignition switch probably bad.After starting,turn the ignition switch back just enough so your not engaging starter.If it stays running replace switch.