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Relocating ignition

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Is there a way to relocate the ignition from the steering column? Has any one done this? For more detailed reasons as to why: Steering wheel removal / ignition key

I thought some kind of push button set up would be cool w/ a kill switch to turn it off. I would need someway to activate the glow plugs.
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I don't know how but I know it can be done. Our fire trucks have an ignition on lever, where you flip it to on. If you need the gp's to heat you hold the lever over til the light goes out. then you release it and hit the button to start em up.

Most of the time we don't need the plugs though since the rigs are in the house and plugged up.

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I don't know how but I know it can be done. Our fire trucks have an ignition on lever, where you flip it to on. If you need the gp's to heat you hold the lever over til the light goes out. then you release it and hit the button to start em up.

Most of the time we don't need the plugs though since the rigs are in the house and plugged up.
I remember doing this with our hummers and I think the 5 tons had this set up as well. I figure a starter button on the dash and a kill switch hidden somewhere.
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If you could figure out what wire do what on the ignition switch, you should be able to transfer them to a new switch. That way, you could do away with the pushrod/tumbler set up and just have a tumbler with the switch together. For a push button, just run the start wire to the button, then back to the switch.

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wont the steering wheel lock up? if you dont use the key



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wont the steering wheel lock up? if you dont use the key
It shouldn't is you remove the tumbler completely. It's been a while since I messed with one, but I think the pin in the tumbler is what locks the column.

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It shouldn't is you remove the tumbler completely. It's been a while since I messed with one, but I think the pin in the tumbler is what locks the column.
That's part of my problem, I cant get the old tumbler out. So I was hoping to by-pass it.
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That's part of my problem, I cant get the old tumbler out. So I was hoping to by-pass it.
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I have got one out before without the key. I can't remember how to do it

It may be easier to get a new column. The drill may work also.

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