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Our pickup a 1992 Silverado, was damaged when someone tried to hotwire it and steal it. We found the ignition switch damaged so that one can not even insert the key. It is plugged with metal stuff and the places for your thumb and index finger are gone. It has some sort of marks around the key area, making us think they had something round they thought could pull or turn the ignition switch out. How do we get the ignition switch out now since they damaged it? And what procedure do you use to replace it? Thank you!

i work on semis not familiar with pickups but they are all about the same. remove the covering around your column and on the back side of your ignition switch should be a clip remove that and it should all slide out. then you just replace the whole thing that will most likely be a dealer only item. reinstall in the same manner slide down in put in the clip and try it out before putting the column cover in place.

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Jeff Drumm


I Can answer any question pertaining to semi trucks and trailers. Have no experience in the automotive field so not able to help in that area.


My experiences in Semi Trucks is. I own my own truck and i presntly maintain a 80 truck fleet. Can handle any questions pertaining to a truck have tore apart and rebuilt every aspect on them. Fleet I deal with is Mainly Volvo trucks and a handful of freightliners. Work on automated transmissions on a daily basis along with carrier apu's. With engines my specialty is the 60 series Detroit but do work on the cummins isx the n-14 and the ism. and also the Volvo engines.

Have a College Degree from university of northwestern ohio in diesel and agriculture mechanics. Have 10 years behind the wheel driving a truck and 4 years working on trucks full time. Also have grown up on a farm so have been tinkering on trucks and tractors all my life.

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I've gone through online schooling and have received certificates from webb wheel, Timken and Volvo academy.

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