Video showing ignition switch wires used on a 63 and 64 Cadillac. Includes showing how to hot wire and add an aftermarket switch.

These are basic switches and to hot wire simply jump Red (battery) wire to Pink (ignition) wire, and touch Purple (starter) wire.

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Comment by Kevin Campbell on March 10, 2018 at 12:43pm

Geez, when I needed a switch for mine, I just contacted that dude, Jason Edge form downtown Raleigh and he had one, very reasonable $$$$ wise and shipped quickly. :-)

No need to thank me..... its just what I do.  

Comment by Jason Edge on March 10, 2018 at 5:58am

I've been asked more than once "Where in the Sam Hill do you find an ignition switch for $10?"  Well, I checked yesterday and they still have them for $10 at Carolina Collector Auto Fest.  The larger car shows that have parts venders usually have the switches seen in my video at about the 2:30 mark and in the picture I took below. They can be a life saver I a pinch if you cannot find a nice original switch.

Comment by Mike Wilkes on September 13, 2012 at 1:35pm

Ok thank you Jason for the picture. I had a universal switch to start with and bought what I thought was a replacement original. I thought it was wrong now I know.That is what I was talking about when adjusting the light bracket.I'll just have to keep using it like it is and keep a look out for the right switch.Thanks again Mike

Comment by Jason Edge on September 13, 2012 at 7:35am

Not sure if you have a factory ignition switch. I've seen new/after market switches with an attachment bracket where the built in light holder goes on the stock ignition switch. I can't remember if the aftermarket style locks into that groove or not. Here is a picture of the ignition switch I just uploaded. Stock/factory one for our cars is in the right and that adaptor ring used on after market ones is on the left:

Ignition Switch with light plugged in

Comment by Mike Wilkes on September 12, 2012 at 10:23pm

I'm not sure what my problem is. The back part of the switch is bigger around and won't go through the hole so the ridge will go into the notch. My switch has 62 - 65 wrote on it from the ebayer I got it from. It came with a sheet metal nut that I was using in the back to adjust the amount of the threaded shaft stuck out in the front. I took that back nut off and the switch won't go into the dash far enough for the ridge to catch. I am missing something? Thanks Mike

Comment by Jason Edge on September 12, 2012 at 4:51pm

There should be a  notch at the bottom where the ignition switch goes through and a ridge at bottom of the ignition switch housing that when the retaining ring is tightened locks grabs just enough so that the ignition switch does not turn. Make sure you chrome retaining ring is nice and tight. I use very long needle nose pliers to quickly tighten these up. Which light are you asking about adjusting?  The ignition switch light that goes in the top casing of the ignition switch is actually very, very dim and we've discussed on the old site how it really is useless.

Comment by Mike Wilkes on September 12, 2012 at 1:32pm
Thanks for the video Jason. I replaced my ignition switch a while back. I am having problems with it turning. I noticed a notch in the lower part of the dash and some lugs on the switch but they don't reach each other. I also don't understand how the light is supposed to be adjusted. Can you give me some ideas? Thanks Mike
Comment by Jason Edge on September 11, 2012 at 5:57pm

Adding some of the videos back from the old site. I remember the day I had to jump under the car and hot wire my CDV for the Raleigh Carolina Customs Auto Fest. I knew it was simple to do but had never been forced to hot wire the car. It's really simple and easy to add an aftermarket igntion switch if you are in a pinch.


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