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84 vw rabbit: do you put a ignition switch in it.the..lock cly

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i have a 84 vw do you put a ignition switch in it.the switch not the lock cly.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Christie Baldwin replied 11 years ago.
The ignition switch is usually mounted to the steering column and is operated by a linkage rod.

On column-mounted ignition switches, don't confuse the switch with the lock cylinder and keys. The ignition switch is not normally visible.

On some vehicles, the steering column support has to be removed and the column lowered to find the ignition switch. On others, the switch is accessible under the dash.

The ignition switch is operated by the key switch. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

To replace the switch:

Remove the ignition switch wiring harness.
Unbolt it from its position.
Bolt the new switch into position.
Attach the witing harness.

For a diagram go to the following link: