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ignition switch '84 brat
Posted 03 October 2003 - 07:54 AM
The brat went into the shop for a front end shimmy,and the mechanic somehow fouled up the switch.I knew it was going out, so I used to leave the key in it, and locked the doors. (crime here isn't too bad). Now it is sitting on the curb really dead in the water. For now does anyone have a tip to hot wire it so I can move it?
Damn,the double whammy!
PS: %&^***$$$$$,motor mounnts aren't cheap!
Posted 03 October 2003 - 08:27 AM
Posted 03 October 2003 - 08:37 AM
take off the plastic surrounds from around the steering column, then there are 2 small screwes that hold the ignition switch to the key/lock. remove them, then you can use a flat screw driver to turn the switch.
I've always just swapped columns out, but this last time I did remove the lock. it wasn't too bad. I think ShawnW posted something about needing a thin wrench, and a little patience
be sure to have a replacement ready when you pull the lock though, as it also serves as the support for the column with Tilt...
very interesting steering a vehicle with out it
Posted 03 October 2003 - 09:14 AM
I just did two of these.
Pull the steering wheel,
the column covers,
the combination switch,
release the cables for the tilt,
now you have plenty of room to get at the two bolts on top, there are two on the bottom also.
Nothing hard about it, I found the key is unhooking those cables, they are easy to get back on and then you can easily access those bolts.
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