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Old 11-28-2020, 06:16 PM   #1
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Ignition awitch removal

I'm having issues getting the cylinder out of my 70, the cylinder is worn out I think? and the key will come out in any position so if I try to turn it and pull out the cyl the key just comes out. has anyone dealt with this before?
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:15 PM   #3
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Re: Ignition awitch removal

Thanks vettevet , I have watched a lot of videos on it including a guy drilling it out. I have removed several of these over the years but its been a while. I think the issue is the key won't stay in the cylinder because its worn out. I will mess with it again tomorrow
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:34 PM   #4
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You should be able to get a new cylinder and keys from the local parts store.
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:37 PM   #5
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Re: Ignition awitch removal

I plan to replace the cylinder when I put the truck back together
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Old 11-29-2020, 10:01 AM   #6
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Re: Ignition awitch removal

My 80,s key would pull out as well but my ign. switch on the column started going so after I put a new one in the key doesn,t pull out no more, go figure.
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Old 11-29-2020, 05:53 PM   #7
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Just a thought on replacing the ignition key and cylinder. Various vendors on this site have ignition and door locks keyed the same so you only need one key for the truck.
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:21 PM   #8
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Are you using the paper clip? If the key isn't staying in try another key. Don't force it in though. Its just to have something to turn the cylinder while you push in on the button.
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Old 11-30-2020, 11:36 AM   #9
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I have a new cylinder and key you can have if you want it. PM me your address if interested and I'll get it out to you.
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:12 PM   #10
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I have a new cylinder and key you can have if you want it. PM me your address if interested and I'll get it out to you.
hey thanks for the offer, I am going to buy a matched set with the door locks. I ended up having to drill the cylinder out . thanks to everyone for the help
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Old 12-03-2020, 11:12 AM   #11
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hey thanks for the offer, I am going to buy a matched set with the door locks. I ended up having to drill the cylinder out . thanks to everyone for the help
Good idea, I did the same thing. Why I have an extra lock cylinder now.
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Old 12-03-2020, 11:48 AM   #12
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If you get a new key cut, it should be cut to a depth standard. They should have higher notches than your current key which has likely worn out over the years.
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