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Old 06-19-2012, 05:27 PM
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KEY IGNITION WIRING for 85' GMC SIERRA TRUCK

I was wondering how you wire a key ignition switch and which wire do I splice into in order to mount the switch under the dash. Because my steering column switch doesn't work bc the accurator rack broke so I just wanna splice into my wires and just get a new steering column next since I can't find one.. pics n comments are more than welcome.. thanks

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I would just fix the rack in the column you have , it not that hard.
No reason to cut or mount anything. Just unbolt the switch, (the electrical portion) from the column and use a small screwdriver to move the sliding part to turn it on and off. That way you arent choppin wires and having to replace or repair that later.
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Yeah but they don't have an accurator in stock for my model truck and most junk yards don't have a tilt stering column.. idk I search n ask ? That's why I turn to mounting a switch under the dash... easier faster and cheaper
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Try www.LMCTruck.com They may have it. Get the catalog. You might need it.
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Dorman shows a part number for the rack, and you can usually find a parts store that has it, or can get it in less than a day. The stores had one in stock that fit my '75 tilt column

Replacing the rack is not a fun job if you haven't done it before. Nothing about it is particularly hard. However, you have a lot of parts taken off at the same time and you reach a point where you aren't sure if you will get it all back together. I found several very good how-to articles on the net, with pictures and clear directions.

You need a steering wheel puller and lock plate compressor to get it apart, and you need the lock plate compressor when you put it back together. I bought the wheel puller and made the lock plate remover, but most stores carry both of them since they are common to many vehicles.

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