How do you take the ignition switch out of your 1965 Chevy impala?
The switch should have a chrome bezel (a big nut) that screw on the front of the switch to hold it to the dashboard. Unscrew this and it will come out from the back. It will have a connector that will unplug from the rear of the switch.
Put the ignition key in acc. position first. On the front barrel are two holes. Use a paper clip to push into the proper hole. The right hole, you will feel some spring resistance. Press the paper clip in further, at that time the switch should be able to be turned to the left further than the acc. position. Then, it should just pull out.
Having a problem with 1965 impala ignition switch Car will start but then when you shut it off and try to start it again nothing happens Back of switch gets hot when try to start?
The start wire (Purple, if stock) is becoming 'heat resistive' from age. Replace the start wire. The power supply wire is becoming heat resistive from age, check and or replace the power supply to the switch. You can install a bypass switch, or high load relay under the hood as well (a ford solenoid works well for that).
turn the bezel nut off the ignition switch, then insert the ignition key into the ignition and get yourself a paper clip and put one end of the paper clip into the small hole next to the key and push in and turn the key to the left and the ignition lock will pull out, then you need to reach under the dash and pull the whole switch out and take all the plug-ins off…