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How to install ignition switch on 96 impreza 1.8l

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how to install ignition switch on 96 impreza 1.8l
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Lurch replied 7 years ago.

Here is Subaru procedure:


The ignition switch is mounted in place using special shear bolts. Removal of the ignition switch requires replacement of these bolts. When removing the bolts it is easiest if you use a suitable punch and hammer to tap the bolts around. When installing new bolts tighten the bolts until the shear heads break off.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
  3. Disconnect the ignition switch harness from the body harness.
  4. Using a drift and hammer, hit the heads of the shear bolts to loosen and remove the ignition switch mounting bolts.

To install:

  1. Install the ignition switch with new mounting bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts until the bolt heads snap off.
  2. Connect the ignition switch electrical harness.
  3. Install the steering column covers.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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