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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 12, 9:29 PM Thread Starter
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1965 reproduction ignition switches incorrect

1965 reproduction ignition switches are incorrect. They do not have the same square holes for the wire harness to hook into, even worst they mount upside down! I called TC to look into this problem and they told me (that's how they all are!) I searched the internet and they do all look the same but from 1966 on up they look correct. Only the 65's and possibly the 64's look like just some run of the mill ignition switch. My original switch has the numbers 661 and 1966 have the #662. My question is.....Will a 66 switch and tumbler fit onto my harness and into my dash, and will my little chrome bezel ring fit around it? I really don't want an upside down ignition switch.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 12, 6:11 AM
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Re: 1965 reproduction ignition switches incorrect

It is my understanding that from 64 thru 67 all the GM passenger cars used the same switch?
Such as Impala, Corvair, Buick, Olds, and Pontiac.
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The 64-65 are different. They are index different, the little tang that keeps it straight up is located different. Look for a parts dealer that carries Standard brand ignition parts, you might get lucky.

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64 Chevelle uses a Delco D1461/1116656 and a 65 uses D1464/1116661. 66 uses D1469/1116672. All three years are different. The D1469 (for 66) was superceded into some other number early on if you happen to need one for a 66.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 12, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1965 reproduction ignition switches incorrect

I have solved this mystery! I got a 1966 ignition switch and key tumbler for my 1965 and it works perfect! Even the face of the key tumbler is concave like my original unlike any after market 1965 tumbler faces which are all flat and now the key sits right side up instead of upside down! The ignition switch itself has the square holes so your harness plug can hook into. This is the answer for anyone looking for a new 65 ignition switch and it only cost $31 bucks. I did look on Ebay and seen an OE new old stock one but they wanted $150.00 and the prongs on the back looked slightly corroded, maybe the box may have been sitting in a damp location for 47 years.
I hope this helps anyone with 65 Chevelle who encounters a bad ignition switch like I did. I looked and looked on the internet with nothing but those one size fits all ignition switches. Even the owner of TC was surprised and thought it was a good Idea to try a 66 switch and tumbler in a 65.

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Glad it worked out for you.

I have a question...what's TC?
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 12, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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TC=True Connections.
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Re: 1965 reproduction ignition switches incorrect

That's a lot of help I'm going to order a 66 for a Chevelle, and see if I can get a 65 for a Chevy I I . Thanx Tom
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66 Chevelle and 66 Impala are not the same either. 66 impala has a courtesy lamp housing, Chevelle, not... Etc.

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What is the difference between one hole and two holes on the facing?
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Thanx Dave I've ordered a 66switch and if it plugs in good ill use my stock tumbler. I'll let you know what happens. Tom
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Good news! A 1966 Chevelle ignition switch WILL FIT a 1965 Chevelle !!! The only thing is you WILL have to get the key tumbler for a 66 as well. Everything lined up and works fine. Thanx for all of the response from everyone! Tom


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Good news! A 1966 Chevelle ignition switch WILL FIT a 1965 Chevelle !!! The only thing is you WILL have to get the key tumbler for a 66 as well. Everything lined up and works fine. Thanx for all of the response from everyone! Tom


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Going to put this to the test myself!!

Does a door lock from a 66 work in a 65 as well??
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What is the difference between one hole and two holes on the facing?
lol difference between one hole and two holes lol..lots lol one just might be winking at ya lol
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