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1969 Ignition switch will not turn on (1/4)
 1/4/20 1:11pm
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Parked the 69 vett in my garage and now the ignition switch will not turn on. Also, I can not get the shifter out of reverse. Any help/thoughts would be appreciated! 



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Re: 1969 Ignition switch will not turn on (2/4)
 1/5/20 11:01am
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Not being able to turn the ign key switch is most likely a bad key cylinder, which requires a partial tear down of the column to repair. Not being able to get out of reverse is a function of the ignition lock....the trans must be in Park or Reverse to turn the key to the Lock position, which means the key also has to turn to the Run position to get the trans out of Park/Reverse.

I would suggest disconnecting the shift interlock cable from the column(under the hood) to make sure the cable is not out of adjustment, keeping tension on the key cylinder. If disconnecting the cable doesn't allow the key to turn, you will need to replace the key cylinder.



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Re: 1969 Ignition switch will not turn on (3/4)
 1/16/20 5:57pm
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Turned out it was just a dirty key. I cleaned the long slot on the key and she fired right up! Thanks for the help!

 



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Re: 1969 Ignition switch will not turn on (4/4)
 1/16/20 10:15pm
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas


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😅Good deal!



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