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how do you install the stupid ignition cylinder into the switch???? right after i took the photo a whole bunch of springs, and stuff fell into my lap and now the whole thing is apart, and destined to the trash, but i figured id ask anyway FRUSTRATING as hell.
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The springs and things part sounds like trouble, just as when removing the cylinder, I believe you have to have to the key switch turned to a certain position for it to lock in-I can't remember which position-maybe ACC?

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I think that's correct and you also need to reinsert the paperclip into the hole so the cylinder will rotate just a little bit more. I can't remember if there's a detent on the back side of the cylinder face or not but if you look you'll be able to see it. Once this is done you should be able to insert into the switch and rotate to the off position lock it in.

Is the spring a big spring and is there a cup thingy?

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You have to have the key turned one position left of ACC to insert it. To get that position, put the key to ACC, inser a rod into the little hole under the keyhole, push on the rod and turn the key counter-clockwise.

You shouldn't do this until you're ready to put the switch back on the car because you wont be able to put the bezel on if you do it beforehand.

If the spring you refer to came off when you took out the switch, you need that and the spacer to push on the switch from the back of the dash to hold it in place. The bezel keeps the spring from pulling the switch all the way into the dash so it's necessary too.

Getting all this stuff back together is done most easily through the instrument cluster hole. You have to compress that spring by hand while trying to get the switch and bezel to engage. You will spend hours trying to do it from under the dash. All you get is frustration and a hurt hand. After all of that's done you can put mechanism back in.

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