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How do you replace the ignition switch in steering column on a 1990 Chevy Beretta?

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Depends if you mean the switch, or the key tumbler. The key tumbler pushes a metal rod (sitting on top of the steering column) that pushes a switch farther down on the top of the column. If it's the switch and not the key tumbler (it usually is), the fix isn't too bad. Remove the bracket holding the steering column up so you have easier access to the top of the column under the dash. You'll see the rod on top and switch farther down the column. When you remove the switch to test it, DO NOT let the rod slide down the column and out of the key tumbler. You'll almost for sure have to disassemble the column to get it back in (not fun). There's also a rod on the turn signal/dimmer which you don't want to come out, so Duct Tape them in place or something. Test the switch and replace if necessary. If it's the key tumbler, you'll have to disassemble the column to get at it. (take it to someone who knows what they're doing. airbag... some special tools... not a fun job). Might even be cheaper to find an old column from a junk yard and replace the entire column. Definitely easier than tearing apart the old column, and probably cheaper after you consider the labor cost.

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