What is this (in steering column)

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by Chuck71RS, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Chuck71RS

    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The copper (brass) part in the upper right, in my 1971 Rally Sport. Non-tilt steering column.

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  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I believe that is the key buzzer contact.
    (Lets you know you left your key in the ignition.)
     
  3. jlsug

    jlsug Veteran Member

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    Twist_Metal got it right. Be careful if you pull it out there is a flat tension spring that keeps it tight, the spring can fall down in column upload_2017-3-14_9-17-53.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  4. mich2112

    mich2112 New Member

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    True that...mine just did. Does anyone know if the collar can be removed without major surgery?
     

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