Help with 1973 Chevy key switch


Old 12-02-02, 03:48 PM
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Help with 1973 Chevy key switch

I'm working on a 73 chevy pickup truck that the key switch has been relaced four times. The switch works everything but the starter. I do not see anything wrong with the wires to the starter. I can cut key on and cross the solenoid on the starter and it will start and the key will cut it off. The key part of the switch is what has been replaced before not the electrical part in the column. I'm just wondering if you think the electrical part is the problem?
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Old 12-02-02, 10:48 PM
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Use a test light or volt meter to see if your getting contact in the ignition switch (electrical) when you turn the key to the start position.
If you've checked all the wiring the ignition switch is most likely your problem.
Old 12-03-02, 03:28 AM
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I agree with Dan. The lock and key isn't electrical on most GM's, it's only mechanical.

The fault probably lies in the ignition switch on top of the column. Any parts store will have it, under 30 bucks for a new one.

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