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  • Ignition: Ignition Switch loose

    The ignition switch is loose in my 1954 Studebaker Pickup - 3/4 Ton which has as Lark dashboard. Could it be the small chrome bezzle with "J-slots" that connect the switch to the dashboard? Are the ears on the j-slots damaged as has happened a couple of years ago? Tried to upload photos with no success. Many thanks for any advice

  • #2
    Sounds like it. Why not just remove it and have a look?

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    • #3
      It's a good idea to disconnect the battery before you do any work on the ignition switch. You won't have to worry about shorting things out if you contact metal somewhere.

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      • #4
        Don't get too frisky with the wiring. If you bend/flex it, the insulation will probably crumble.
        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rbisacca View Post
          Sounds like it. Why not just remove it and have a look?
          Yes! If not, it will totally crap out, and in the darnedest places,like in a self-serve car wash or in heavy traffic. (This happened to me. Oh yes, and once leaving a car show.)

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          • #6
            Good idea. Any notion where I can find a replacement?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JohnAustin View Post
              Good idea. Any notion where I can find a replacement?
              What Year is your "Lark Dashboard" that the ignition Switch Bezel needs to fit?
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                I believe it's a 1956 and am trying to load a photo

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                • #9
                  The Lark came out in Sept. 1958 for the Year Model 1959.

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                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #10
                    Update: replaced with a new bezel, spring & washer (washer didn’t formally exist). Works perfectly. Thanks all for the good advice.

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