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Username Post: changing ignition switch        (Topic#373180)
malibu 78 
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05-28-23 05:46 AM - Post#2858442    

working on 78 malibu. want to remove ignition from column, put key switch with starter button on dash.which wires do i attach to the new switch. also how many poles should the switch have. sure could use some help here.



 


bobb 
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05-28-23 10:05 AM - Post#2858453    
    In response to malibu 78

welcome to ct. i would unplug the wiring from the lower column under the dash. im thinking purple wire. should be the same color as the one on the starter. then i would apply 12 volts to the wire going to the starter to see which one it is. dont know how you will be wiring it but i would use 12 gauge wire. actualy i would use a cube relay with 12 gauge pigtail at the starter and 14 gauge the rest. also reusing the original start wire at the starter to trigger the relay. if that makes sense.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
malibu 78 
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05-28-23 10:48 AM - Post#2858457    
    In response to bobb

bobb,thanks for reply.i'm at the very start of this project.want to put in a new key switch without a start action and use a push button to start.i planned to bypass the column switch. i just don't know what wires to tap into and what terminals the new switch will need,2,3,4? what do you think?



 
bobb 
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05-28-23 03:07 PM - Post#2858464    
    In response to malibu 78

new keyswitch in the dash? column lock delete? i would put 12 volts to the existing wiring to find the starter wire. i would 1st choose purple or pink.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 


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