Hi, I need some help with my 1988 chevy 1500 pickup. I changed the
oil in it today. Went to start it. Key moved to on position and now
it's stuck. I can't start the truck - I can't turn it off and it's
still on the ramps.
I'm going to disconnect the battery before it dies. Any help would be
appreciated on fixing my ignition switch.
Of all places for the ignition switch to mess up. Must just have bad
Thank you - Brian
Well I fixed my own problem. Did a quick google search and found out
what was involved. I ran back and for to the auto parts store and
picked up tools and the lock, ripped the steering column apart and
changed out the lock. Not fun but it's done now.
1988. Back in the days of single sided keys? I had
one back when. The square key was all alone, the
round key worked everything else.
Yeah, sometimes they jam like that. I can't
remember if on, or start was the usual jammed
position. New cylinder about $15, I think?
Yes a single sided square key. The lock set cost $14 and you can
chose chrome or black. My fear was moving all the plastic parts to
get down to the switch in the steering. All the plastic seems to be
rotten now especially under the hood. It's fine if you don't touch
it. This time the horn switch if that's what you call it plastic tube
thing broke. I stuck the wire back in it popped the cover on and the
horn works so it came out ok.
I'm glad the truck is old enough not to have an airbag. That would
have added some additional fun.
Thanks for the reply
On Feb 21, 9:28 pm, "Stormin Mormon"
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