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Old 02-13-2010, 04:23 PM
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59 truck ignition switch trouble

First of all you should know this switch only turns on the ignition. The starter is push button. The problem is it has become intermittent. The key has to be at just the right angle to get power. Lately it has shut off with me while driving so I have to fix it.

Is it possible to repair these old switches or should I replace it? Not interested in a generic switch because this one has a mount for a dash bulb which I want to retain.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:47 PM
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Just replace it.The contacts inside are worn out.You can get them cheap from Classic parts or Brothers Trucks.Come join the rest of us truck guys in the hotrodders lounge.We are in the "55 to 59 chevy truck owner" thread.
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update

I did manage to get the switch apart and clean it. The contacts were worn as Doubledick said. I just installed a new switch from Classic Parts
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