How do you replace the ignition switch on a 1989 chevy c1500 silverado

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  1. Tim L 1990

    Tim L 1990 Full Member

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    How do you replace the ignition switch on a 1989 chevy c1500 silverado truck. I went to start my truck last night and nothing happened, so I need to know how to replace the ignition switch
     
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    from autozone:

    1988-91 Models

    1. Remove the column shroud halves.
    2. Remove the column-to-dash attaching bolts and slowly lower the steering column, making sure that it is supported.
    3. 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.
    4. Disconnect the actuating rod from the switch.
    5. Remove the two screws and the switch.
    To install:

    1. Before installation, make sure the switch is in the Lock position.
    2. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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  3. Tim L 1990

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    how do you replace the ignition key lock cylinder?
     
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    1988-94 Models


    See Figures 1 and 2
    1. Remove the steering wheel.
    [​IMG]Fig. 1: Installing the lock cylinder

    [​IMG]Fig. 2: Ignition switch
    1. Remove the turn signal switch. It is not necessary to completely remove the switch from the column. Pull the switch rearward far enough to slip it over the end of the shaft, but do not pull the harness out of the column.
    2. Turn the lock to Run.
    3. If necessary, remove the ignition key.
    4. If equipped, remove the buzzer switch assembly.
    5. Remove the lock retaining screw and remove the lock cylinder.
    WARNING
    If the retaining screw is dropped on removal, it may fall into the column, requiring complete disassembly of the column to retrieve the screw.
     
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    Why do you think its's the switch? there are many causes for a no start
     
  6. Tim L 1990

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    the column only cpmes down so far, wat should i do 2 bring it down far enough to get the switch off?
     

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