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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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68 impala ignition

The ignition on our impala was taken off by the former owner (this was an issue for me before I saw the title but I have the title in hand so I know it wasn't stolen) Anyhow we currently have to hotwire the car to get it started but he really wants to have a key ignition so he doesn't have to worry about it getting stolen. So I am wondering, are there 2 parts I need or just one? From what I can see I think I need two parts?

http://www.classicindustries.com/imp...rts/g8116.html
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http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...QACD1400B.html

All we have right now are wires with the clips on them.
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BTW we have absolutely no keys for this car... everything is going to have to be rekeyed. I am guessing this could be common since these cars are so old.
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I was thinking 68 had the key in the column. If so that key is not for your car
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The ignition on our impala was taken off by the former owner (this was an issue for me before I saw the title but I have the title in hand so I know it wasn't stolen) Anyhow we currently have to hotwire the car to get it started but he really wants to have a key ignition so he doesn't have to worry about it getting stolen. So I am wondering, are there 2 parts I need or just one? From what I can see I think I need two parts?

http://www.classicindustries.com/imp...rts/g8116.html
and
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...QACD1400B.html

All we have right now are wires with the clips on them.
Yes, 2 parts like you say.

Something like this plus that ignition switch from Classic should solve all your woes.
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I was thinking 68 had the key in the column. If so that key is not for your car
No column key started in 69. It's in the dash... or in our case hanging below the dash lol.

Thanks Darth!
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Sorry, I meant to include this link--

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Door-Ign...cbfc35&vxp=mtr
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If you take the ignition, and a door lock to a locksmith they can make you new keys.
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Sorry, I meant to include this link--

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Door-Ign...cbfc35&vxp=mtr

totally picked these up! I t would be nice if he only had to deal with 2 keys... (still need truck set as well)
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Trunk and doors should be keyed the same. I think the glove box is the same as ignition.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 02:22 PM
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Only cop cars had all locks in the car keyed off the ignition key. Standard production cars were as Larry stated above.

If you are buying a new ignition switch and tumbler lock I would replace all of the locks at the same time (you have no idea how many old keys for your car are still floating around out in the world). A former owner might take a fancy to your car after it is all restored and just drive off with it (he can always hot wire the car like you are doing now to by-pass the ignition lock if he still has a door key).

When I buy a used car I generally replace all of the locks with new ones keyed off the ignition switch because I dislike having to carry two keys per car (when you have seven vehicles licensed and insured at a time they begin to dig a hole in your pocket (especially the new cars and trucks with key fobs to unlock the doors and reset the theft alarms).

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 09:17 AM
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You may also need the ignition switch pigtail connector, sounded like you have bare wires right now. It is very similar looking to this one which is for a Camaro.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-1968-Ca...f8fce0&vxp=mtr

Also, the ignition and door keys I believe are the same. Pretty sure the truck and glove box match along with center console on a SS model.

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