Ignition switch location and replacement

Tiny
CFPSIMPSON
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  • 1988 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
It take many turns of the key to start the truck. I replaced the ignition switch but it still is doing the same thing. It will eventually start but after many turns of the key. This has been an off again on again issue for some time, what are the chances is the starter if this has been on going for awhile.
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Saturday, July 21st, 2012 AT 3:05 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hope the diagram is helpful.
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Saturday, July 21st, 2012 AT 11:46 PM
Tiny
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This is great thanks, one more question, the rod like in this diagram is sticking straight up, the switch when installed the slider is at a right angle to the rod. To get the rod into the slider the rod would have to rotate 90 degrees and it doesn't want to do this. Is the rod suppose to rotate to go into the slider?

Thanks Ron
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Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 AT 11:49 AM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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I have not done this before so am not able to provide you with any instructions but here are 2 different methods depending on the type of switch used.

Type 1.
To install, move switch slider to far left position and then 2 detents to the right on non key-release switches. On key-release switches, move switch slider to the far left position. On all types, position rod in hole and install switch to steering column.

Type 2.
Place lock and switch in "LOCK" position. Install actuating rod into switch and install switch using mounting screws. Tighten slowly. Ensure switch position is not changed.
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Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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Thanks I figured it out. It was staring me right in the face!

Ron
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Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 AT 2:37 PM
Tiny
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Remove the switch plug in the new 1. Use a screw driver in the slot. It should slide foward and start the car. Pull it back it gos to accesory.
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Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 AT 3:00 PM
Tiny
DRMAITLAND
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  • 1978 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 2WD
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  • 10,000 MILES
How to remove the ignition switch out of the truck?
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Thursday, May 13th, 2021 AT 7:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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LOCATION:

The switch is on the steering column, behind the instrument panel.

REMOVAL:

Lower the steering column, making sure that it is supported.

WARNING
Extreme care is necessary to prevent damage to the collapsible column.

Make sure that the switch is in the LOCK position. If the lock cylinder is out, pull the switch rod up to the stop, then go down one detent.
Remove the two screws and the switch.

INSTALLATION:

Before installation, make sure the switch is in the LOCK position.
Install the switch using the original screws.

CAUTION
Use of screws that are too long could prevent the column from collapsing on impact.

Install the column.
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Thursday, May 13th, 2021 AT 7:19 PM (Merged)

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