How to access the ignition switch?

Tiny
BOB%
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  • 1994 GMC SAFARI
  • 4.3L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 149,000 MILES
I don't have any spark to the plugs. I put in new ignition module (inside the cap), new spark plugs and wires. It might be the ignition switch located on the steering column under the dash, however I can't figure out how to lower, or take out the steering column to gain access to the ignition switch. Please explain to me how it's done. Thank you.
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Monday, November 16th, 2020 AT 2:46 PM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY
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I am attaching the process for the column, cover, and switch. Let us know if you need more info. Thanks
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Monday, November 16th, 2020 AT 3:12 PM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good evening,

I just wanted to add to the previous answer.

I attached a wiring diagram of the ignition switch for you to view.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

You should have power to the positive side of the coil with the key on. Then use a test light on the negative and crank the motor and see if the test light blinks. That will tell you if the module is working.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Roy
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Monday, November 16th, 2020 AT 5:39 PM
Tiny
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How do I gain access to the ignition switch on the steering column underneath the dash? I took out the two big bolts, but the steering column does not lower. How do you lower the steering column? Thank you for all your valuable info. Robert Mason.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 AT 3:53 AM
Tiny
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Okay, I attached the picture. Remove the 3 bolts marked number 6 in the picture. That should allow the column to come down.

Roy
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 AT 4:07 AM

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