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Ignition switch

My ignition switch in my truck will not turn off. It’s stuck in the run position. The only way I could shut her down was to disconnect the coil wire from the distributor and then disconnect the negative battery cable to shut off the electrical system. Can I fix this myself or do I need to take it to a shop?

I guess it depends upon your abilities. I don’t think a switch will be too much if you buy one at a parts store, and you’re probably looking at a 200 repair bill if you take it to a shop. I’d go for it if it was me.

What year truck? Older trucks had the actual electrical section of the switch down the column a bit connected by a rod.,these switches can loosen up or the rod pop out. If I knew the year I would not be needlesly speculating.