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73 ignition switch replacement
I'm going to replace my ignition switch in my 73 vert. I think the 71-72 setup is different but I'm not sure. In looking around down there it looks like the only way to get to it is to drop the steering column by removing the two bolts (or were they nuts?) that hold it up along with another brace a bit further down.

Anyone done this on a 73 that can shine some light for me?

I replaced mine a few years ago. Yes it really helps to drop the column, you do not need to remove it just remove the 4 nuts and let the column droop. It may be possible to do it without dropping the column, I could not.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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yes drop it but it is very easy.

There are 4 large nuts that hold the column to the dashboard assembly. for the switch there is one harness plug, then i think 2 screws.
there is a rod that comes down from the ignition key assembly that hooks into the ignition switch.

pretty easy to do. i replaced mine to get my key buzzer working again.
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