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How do I remove the ignition switch from a GM steering column, 1972?

I have a broken ignition switch and I cannot get it out. What is the secret?

I have disassembled the insides of the collar to below the turn signal switch mechanism and cannot seem to go any further. HELP!

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There usually is a small button to push and it will slide out. You need to turn most of them to the run position to allow the button to be pushed. Some of the chevys has flashing over the spot where the button is that you need to remove before you can see it
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Doc here,

According to the General Mystery Manual:

To remove the switch, Lower the column from the dash,

Turn the switch to the unlock/Off position.

Remove the Switch retaining screw, and withdraw the switch.

To install, reverse the procedure Except for set the gearshift to neutral, then on the switch slider, move it to the right (until it's about mid point on the travel) Insert the rod actuator , and attach it to the column with the two screws.

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I'm not 100% sure but, as I recall, you turn the switch to the accessory position. Then insert a straightened paper clip into the hole where there is a little button that you press with the end of the paper clip. The key should now move further counter clockwise, and the key and cylinder should come right out. The key and the cylinder should now go in by inserting them the same way they came out and turning the key back to the normal position. Also, look here http://www.carcraft.com/howto/56459/ about halfway down for a picture of the lock assembly removed.installation.
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Doc here,

According to the General Mystery Manual:

To remove the switch, Lower the column from the dash,

Turn the switch to the unlock/Off position.

Remove the Switch retaining screw, and withdraw the switch.

To install, reverse the procedure Except for set the gearshift to neutral, then on the switch slider, move it to the right (until it's about mid point on the travel) Insert the rod actuator , and attach it to the column with the two screws.

Doc
I think he s talking about the cylinder, not the actual electrical switch.
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Doc here,

Oh..OK,

Sounded like he wanted to remove the electrical portion of the switch..when he said he removed the lower collar.

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