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converting standard to tilt steering

Finaling installed tilt steering column in a 87 camaro, the column came out of a 89 camaro , the problem is starting the car, the car starts but the switch action is reversed , the switch slider is different on the tilt column from standard column, Any ideas on making the tilt column work like the standard column when trying to start the car.

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Do you mean that you turn the switch counterclockwise to start the car? Or are you talking about something else that works in the opposite direction?

The end of the key switch engages a small gear that moves the rack and rod to engage the electrical ignition switch lower in the column. I don't see how the gear could work backwards, but maybe it could if it was assembled wrong.

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some of the gm columns work the opposite way. all you need to do is use the switch (not the key switch) off your old column
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the switch action is the same.. you did something wrong..
the tilt colum uses a different ign switch than a non tilt colummn

if you used the non tilt switch on the tilt column there is your problem
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Do you mean that you turn the switch counterclockwise to start the car? Or are you talking about something else that works in the opposite direction?

The end of the key switch engages a small gear that moves the rack and rod to engage the electrical ignition switch lower in the column. I don't see how the gear could work backwards, but maybe it could if it was assembled wrong.

Bruce
Yes thats whats happening
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some of the gm columns work the opposite way. all you need to do is use the switch (not the key switch) off your old column
I used the slider off the old column , had to get a new key made.

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the switch action is the same.. you did something wrong..
the tilt colum uses a different ign switch than a non tilt colummn

if you used the non tilt switch on the tilt column there is your problem
Which switch are you talking about ? slider or ignition switch ?
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the switch action is the same.. you did something wrong..
the tilt colum uses a different ign switch than a non tilt colummn

if you used the non tilt switch on the tilt column there is your problem
switch action, you mean slider switch ? just added used column, orignal slider switch still in car , a new key
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Do you mean that you turn the switch counterclockwise to start the car? Or are you talking about something else that works in the opposite direction?

The end of the key switch engages a small gear that moves the rack and rod to engage the electrical ignition switch lower in the column. I don't see how the gear could work backwards, but maybe it could if it was assembled wrong.

Bruce
I did have another mechanic take it apart before it was installed , maybe he assembled it wrong.
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the switch action is the same.. you did something wrong..
the tilt colum uses a different ign switch than a non tilt colummn

if you used the non tilt switch on the tilt column there is your problem
on the non tilt column , the rod that activate the slider switch goes away from the switch, on the tilt column the rod comes toward you, what can I change to make it work.
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the correct ign switch,, not the lock.. not the rods the switch

f bodys have 4
non tilt, manual
non tilt auto
tilt manual
tilt auto

all bets are off if the lock cyl. and that gear and rod systems been screwed with.. from say a theft. and put back together incorrectly

my bet is you have a non tilt switch on the tilt column
but not being there.. can't tell from here..
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the correct ign switch,, not the lock.. not the rods the switch

f bodys have 4
non tilt, manual
non tilt auto
tilt manual
tilt auto

all bets are off if the lock cyl. and that gear and rod systems been screwed with.. from say a theft. and put back together incorrectly

my bet is you have a non tilt switch on the tilt column
but not being there.. can't tell from here..
can the switch be changed ? I pick up a tilt column from pick a part, had a key made, tried 2 different tilt columns,
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are u useing the switch that came on the column. (at bottom and you plug in a farly long plug) or the one off the column you took out of the car..
if you're use'n the one that came wit the j/y column. it should work correctly.. you do have the key on the right side not the left
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are u useing the switch that came on the column. (at bottom and you plug in a farly long plug) or the one off the column you took out of the car..
if you're use'n the one that came wit the j/y column. it should work correctly.. you do have the key on the right side not the left
i hook up the tilt column with standard switch , not good , more R & D to come !
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the correct ign switch,, not the lock.. not the rods the switch

f bodys have 4
non tilt, manual
non tilt auto
tilt manual
tilt auto

all bets are off if the lock cyl. and that gear and rod systems been screwed with.. from say a theft. and put back together incorrectly

my bet is you have a non tilt switch on the tilt column
but not being there.. can't tell from here..
Thanks for the info
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