What did I do

iamthecarley

iamthecarley

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 8, 2018
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Originally I had one problem, my horn wasn't connected, so I took off the steering wheel to properly put it together.

Since my wiper/turn signal lever switch was just so broke and frayed, I figured I'd swap that now.

And for shits and giggles, as I learned more about the steering column, I realized that the looseness it had needed to be dealt with and I may as well try while the wheel etc were off. I'm not really planning on doing this again soon.

PROBLEM: Every so often I would start my engine up just to get things flowing and not stagnant because this is taking so much longer than I'd expected. About a week ago I can no longer start my car. Same time the radio doesn't turn on. Lights etc are good, so is battery. I'm so scared I messed up the ignition somehow and I wouldn't even know what I did because I wasn't trying to. I never got that far yet, and I am nowhere near confident enough to blindly fix something.

I'm getting so frustrated. Ideas?

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1evilregal

1evilregal

Royal Smart Person
Apr 23, 2009
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#2
if the ignition lock is working properly, then you may just need to make a slight adjustment on the switch... taking up the looseness in the column may have thrown the actuating rod into a new position...
 
iamthecarley

iamthecarley

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 8, 2018
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:( I haven't gotten far enough to tighten the column. The last thing I did was switch out the wiper/blinker /cruise control handle. To my knowledge I haven't touched anything ignition related, but what's the most likely accidental thing to happen? I'm at a loss.

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iamthecarley

iamthecarley

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 8, 2018
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Also, how would I go about doing this?
if the ignition lock is working properly, then you may just need to make a slight adjustment on the switch... taking up the looseness in the column may have thrown the actuating rod into a new position...
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xitabl442

xitabl442

G-Body Guru
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Also, how would I go about doing this?

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There are a few 5/16 screws on the top of the column that hold the switch in place. You should be able to see it from the right side of the column. The key pushes a rod on the top of the column, so the switch should probably be moved up, or closer to the ignition cylinder.
 

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