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Old 03-28-2012, 02:01 AM
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GM ignition switch in my Monaco RV! Help me get rid of it please!

I am buying a 1996 Monaco Executive class A diesel pusher RV. Even though this RV is not a GM, the stupid thing has a GM ignition switch!

I'm a Ford man. I like a Ford ignition key in my hand. Makes me feel good.

I need to get a Ford lock cylinder and ignition switch in this thing and toss the GM one in the garbage where it belongs haha.

So this is a dash mounted ignition switch. I don't think Ford has used them in years. The latest one that I can think of is the 1967-1979 Ford trucks and pre-1969 Ford cars. I think the late model Ford stripped chassis trucks use a column mounted switch.

Does anyone have any ideas of what Ford ignition switch and lock cylinder would be best for this?
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I'm betting Standard Motor Parts (SMP) would have something perfectly suited for you; maybe Dorman too?

Your biggest issues will be how the new switch fits through the dash board hole and its connections too--both easily overcome if you're creative enough.
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Just get a new GM switch. It probably won't be made by GM, it will be made by a aftermarket vendor who gets them made in China, the same place that makes the replacement Ford switches.
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I pulled the GM ignition switch and it turns out to be the same one used on 67-72 Chevrolet trucks. Lovely

I am going to install a Motorcraft SW-944 ignition switch and a SW-814 lock cylinder and keys. These were used in all Ford trucks up to about 1977.

I don't care what it takes to make it fit, I willl make it fit.
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I just for the Motorcraft SW-944 ignition switch and a SW-814 lock cylinder and keys and the lock cylinder does not fit the ignition switch. Hmmm I wonder if one of those parts are wrong?
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