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    1969 Impala
    Anyone ever changed out the ignition switch on a 69 or 70 impala steering column?
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    key is on the column on those?
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    i thought it was in th edash on my 69, but thats been years...........
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    Originally posted by slo@Oct 11 2008, 07:29 AM~11836851
    key is on the column on those?
    It's on the column, the shifter is on the floor, used to be a muncie standard transmission but trying to make it automatic. I didn't get a key with the car and trying to replace the ignition switch. I have it torn down to where there is nothing on the column and I can see the switch but nothing to push or pull to let the switch slide out of the column. Anyone have any suggestions???
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    a star screw usually hold in gm lock cylinders. under the turn signal stuff.
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    Originally posted by youcantfademe@Oct 11 2008, 10:44 PM~11841192
    a star screw usually hold in gm lock cylinders. under the turn signal stuff.
    Thats usually on 72 or newer cars...this column don't have that star screw on it.
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    Originally posted by POORHISPANIC@Oct 12 2008, 07:16 AM~11842194
    Thats usually on 72 or newer cars...this column don't have that star screw on it.
    hers a partial list of what your ignition fits, it also fits caddy , are you sure it doesnt have a star screw?

    CHEVROLET
    1969 - 1975 BEL AIR
    1988 - 1989 G30 VAN

    1969 - 1972 BISCAYNE
    1969 - 1978 IMPALA

    1973 - 1978 BLAZER
    1994 - 1996 IMPALA SS

    1969 - 1972 BROOKWOOD
    1973 - 1978 K10 PICKUP

    1973 - 1978 C10 PICKUP
    1973 - 1978 K10 SUBURBAN

    1973 - 1978 C10 SUBURBAN
    1973 - 1978 K20 PICKUP

    1973 - 1978 C20 PICKUP
    1973 - 1978 K20 SUBURBAN

    1973 - 1978 C20 SUBURBAN
    1973 - 1974 K30 PICKUP

    1973 - 1978 C30 PICKUP
    1977 - 1978 K30 PICKUP

    1969 - 1978 CAMARO
    1969 - 1972 KINGSWOOD

    1969 - 1978 CAPRICE
    1973 - 1976 LAGUNA

    1991 - 1996 CAPRICE
    1973 - 1978 LUV PICKUP

    1969 - 1973 CHEVELLE
    1973 - 1978 MALIBU

    1976 - 1978 CHEVETTE
    1971 - 1978 MONTE CARLO

    1969 CORVAIR
    1975 - 1978 MONZA

    1969 - 1978 CORVETTE
    1970 - 1978 NOVA

    1969 - 1978 EL CAMINO
    1973 - 1978 P10 VAN

    1973 - 1978 G10 VAN
    1973 - 1978 P20 VAN

    1988 - 1989 G10 VAN
    1973 - 1978 P30 VAN

    1973 - 1978 G20 VAN
    1969 - 1972 TOWNSMAN

    1988 - 1989 G20 VAN
    1971 - 1977 VEGA

    1973 - 1978 G30 VAN


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    there's a long bolt that holds it in. If you look at your new one you'll see a divit at the end, thats where the long ass bolt goes through and holds it in. The quick release button on it is pretty useless actually.

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    I broke it down to where there are 4 screws left and took them out but the ignition switch didnt slide out, when I tried to force it out, the chrome end where your fingers go to turn came off and cylinder still in the column. Maybe cause the impala has been sitting for 16 years might have something to do with it huh..... Will try again tomorrow...actually will take a pic of it and post it to get a better idea.
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    Originally posted by POORHISPANIC@Oct 12 2008, 10:08 PM~11846949
    I broke it down to where there are 4 screws left and took them out but the ignition switch didnt slide out, when I tried to force it out, the chrome end where your fingers go to turn came off and cylinder still in the column. Maybe cause the impala has been sitting for 16 years might have something to do with it huh..... * Will try again tomorrow...actually will take a pic of it and post it to get a better idea.
    I had to change 1 a long time ago on a 69.I really don't remember the long screw the other guy mentioned do,but here's the breakdown.1 remove steering wheel,2 remove steering lock plate,it's hold in by a c clip like ring,3 remove turn signal mechanism,4 youll see the casting of the steering colum around the lock look for a rectangle slot and youll see the locking button push it in with a flat screw driver and pull on the lock,it should slide out.ps if you dont have a locking plate pusher puller it's a bitch to get that clip out.but there is a way toget it out with 3 pieces of wood,make a u shape pusher small pieces pushing on the wheel and nailed to a 2by4 going acroos your chest you push and with a small flat screwdriver and a awl youll get it out the ring.hope this helps.ps now a days you coud problably buy one cheap at a autoparts store or even better harborfreight store or .com

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    Well I got the switch out with the advise of an older white man that said that when the car has the original switch from the dealership, there will no way to push the retainer clip that allows the switch to be pulled out. I had to break a piece about a quater of an inch by the thickness of a dime of the soft thin pot metal that hides the retainer clip. Once I pushed the clip out the switch, it slid right out with no problem. I guess no one had ever replaced the switch on the car before...
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