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1993 Chev. ignition switch problem.

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Sep 8, 2007, 2:28 PM

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Unsure We have a 1993 Chev. S10 pickup. the ignition switch won't go back into turn off position.
I have to un-hook the battery cable and pull the coil wire from the center, and then reverse the
those steps in order to start the truck.

Does anyone know to replace the switch and what tools steps do I do to repalce it?

My wife and I can't afford to take it to a garage, we try to survive on our retirement which doesn't
allow for vehicle repairs.

If anyone know how to do it or knows of a web site the provides FREE picture(s) and steps to complete
my mission, please message me here or at

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Oct 29, 2007, 8:05 PM

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If you want to go the cheap and easy way there is a few things you must take into consideration. 1. is your truck a diesel? if so, make sure your new ignition switch has a glow feature on it. 2. Once igntion is out, does it have blade terminals on the bottom or is it hard wired to the switch? If balde terminals easy one - find an ignition switch with the same diameter and length you have already, so there is minimal modification. If hard wired, i am sorry to say, this one may be a little more difficult than DIY. But let me know how you go and we can work through it.

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Oct 30, 2007, 4:50 AM

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Hello Dave. The ignition switch sits on the steering column under the dash. It is located slightly to the drivers side of the column. You may be able to replace it or adjust it without lowering steering column. It is held on by two 5/16 or 8mm headed bolts. First thing to do is to loosen both little bolts and slide switch just a little bit and tighten it down. Then try to turn it off. If it works switch is OK and just needed adjustment. There is a long rod that comes from the back of the key switch to the ignition switch. Be sure this is placed properly in slots. If it is the key switch causing the problem, the steering wheel needs to be removed to replace or repait it. let us know.

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