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On my '72 Elky you remove the horn button, use a steering wheel puller to pull the wheel, use a lock plate puller to remove the ignition lock plate, remove turn signal switch & lever and fold out of the way. You will then be able to gain access to the ignition cylinder. All removal tools were purchased at Advance/ Auto Zone. Hope this helps you some.
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'72 Elky 454 TH350
 

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Also if it hasn't been changed before you need to punch through the pot metal to release the switch keeper tab. The thing that holds the switch in the column.
I usually have the new switch in my hand to eyeball the length from the end of the switch to the keeper. Gives me an idea where to punch.
 

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If you go to www.corvettefaq.com/A-Car.asp you can download either the standard (non-adjustable) or the tilt steering column Paper #1 that describes the lock cylinder replacement procedure completely.

Look for:
Std Strg Column 69-72 Disassembly & Repair Paper #1 - Rev 15JA03 Replace lock cylinder & buzzer
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Std Strg Column 69-72 Disassemly & Repair Pic #1
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Std Strg Column 69-76 Blowup Pic
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Std Strg Column 69-72 Column Parts & Mounting Pics

or if you have a tilt column download the papers further down the list.

BTW, these papers may be more up to date than any papers that may be posted at the Chevelle Tech websight. I have been unable to find anyone who is keeping that technical area updated. All info at the Chevelle Tech sight is now at least one year old.
 

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Jim, I think the TC tech person turned over the reins awhile back and I don't think anyone has picked them up. If you are interested, maybe you should contact Al. [email protected]
 

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I sent an eMail through the websight. So far, no response. I think that I will keep using the corvettefaq.com websight as my primary. Terry Rudy has been very helpful in creating and hosting the GM A-car section for my steering papers.
 
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