Ignition switch replacement


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dcrump
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Ignition switch replacement

Postby dcrump » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:52 am



Somehow, somewhere I lost the key to my 83 Interstate. What would be the procedure to change out the switch?

Thanks



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Fred Camper
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Re: Ignition switch replacement

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:31 pm

No need. If you can read the code from one cylinder, then a replacement can be made inexpensively.

see this link.
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=54004

$5.50 each includes shipping. Cannot go wrong. Ordered several and all work perfectly.

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dcrump
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Re: Ignition switch replacement

Postby dcrump » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:51 am

Thank you for the info. I got it out and took it to a locksmith. $50.....down the drain. On the bright side I will use the site for the luggage keys..

GLWingman
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Re: Ignition switch replacement

Postby GLWingman » Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:37 am

My lock was stuck so I changed my ignition switch out from this one on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/390838678988?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

It's not an OEM, but it works well. The only problem is, you can't open the "glove compartment" without the other key. No worries, just carry two keys instead of one.

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Re: Ignition switch replacement

Postby spiralout » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:00 am

dcrump wrote:Thank you for the info. I got it out and took it to a locksmith. $50.....down the drain. On the bright side I will use the site for the luggage keys..

It was 50 bucks down the drain only because you asked for advice then took it to a locksmith the same day :P :P
Even my local rip off Honda dealership will cut a key by code for $10. :roll:




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