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MustangRdr68
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From: Bensalem, PA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 12-05-2001 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey i took my ignition switch out, now how do i get it back in. or is there a way i can tell if its bad?

Thx Mike

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1968 Mustang Coupe 289

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lyle29464
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From: Mt. Pleasant S.C.
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posted 12-05-2001 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ez way is an ohm meter. should check zero from B to I when key is on same in start etc. The best way is to put a load on it. A headlight bulb etc. see if switch will carry it. A bad switch might show zero ohms across the switch but not carry a load.

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MustangRdr68
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posted 12-05-2001 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
how i put the switch back in?

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Boss Hoss
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posted 12-05-2001 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss Hoss   Click Here to Email Boss Hoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am assuming that your ignition switch is pretty much the same as my 1965's ignition switch, and I'm also assuming that you mean the rotating center part that has the keyhole. In a word, you put the switch back in CAREFULLY. It goes in only one way, and you have to make sure the switch is positioned that way or it will NEVER go back in. Look at the bottom of the switch, and then look down in the hole where the switch goes in...you should see how these two parts fit together. Put the switch in and then rotate it the opposite direction you rotated it to get it out. Use gentle but FIRM pressure; do NOT force it. It might take a couple of tries, but it will go back in.

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*1965 Mustang 289 coupe*
*1996 Mustang GT coupe*

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MustangRdr68
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posted 12-05-2001 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok thx man

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