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Aftermarket ignition switch woes??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 54LedSled, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. 54LedSled
    Joined: Mar 11, 2011
    Posts: 362


    i have an aftermarket autozone (locksmart part #LC4210)ignition switch in my 54'. I came across an original factory 54' belair ingnition switch that I want to put in mine. It lights up and all. However I cannot figure out how to take this aftermarket ingition cylinder out. I've unscrewed the bezel and there's two tiny holes next to where the key inserts which I am assuming you have to put like a paperclip in to release it...but nothing...really frustrating. I 've even tried turning the key into different postions to try and get it to release. Anyone have one of these or know how to solve this issue??
  2. onetrickpony
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
    Posts: 534

    from Texas

    Most of the ones I have seen worked like this:

    1. Insert key and turn to the accessory position (usually counter clockwise all the way)
    2. Poke paperclip in hole
    3. Turn past the accessory position, the tumbler pops out.

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