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Old 01-07-2019, 06:18 PM
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71 late -72

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Thanks!! Mine looks like #2 and #3, but I think based on the NCRS manual it should be like #1 -- how do I remove the one I have without hurting the body? Or in order for them to have retrofit the later style one did they modify the body in such a way so that the 69/70 style alarm switch will not cover the modification?
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:54 PM
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If your switch looks like PHOTOS #2 and #3 in POST # 21. It has a large 'C' shaped tension clip that slides onto it and pins it in place.

PHOTO #1 in POST #21 as you can see uses a hex nut to hold it in place.

Simply grab the tab and slide off the 'C' clip by pulling it and it will come out and then you have to remove the screws that hold the wires to it. A fairly simple task.

The clip looks like this.



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Old 01-07-2019, 07:02 PM
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They should interchange, you would have to measure the barrel to check. The 72 style usually have a notch cut into the fiberglass which may not be covered by the 70's head. You could use a SS washer to cover the difference if any. There is a spring tab on the back of the 72 style like the door lock. It slides out, Be gentle , work it out and out it comes. It slides under the two tabs under the head and against the fiberglass on the back of the rear tail light panel.
You want to be gentle as you don't want to damage the hole / paint on the outside. I usually grab the tab with plyers and using screw drivers work the tab out - gently prying against the plyers and lock. Check the head to see if there is paint on it, if so the car was painted with tape on the lock and you will have to use an exacto knife to free the lock head from the paint.

Some early , pre 71 had a " felt" ring some did not under the head. . My friends 70 - it's original (we think) had a thin spring type washer ( not a lock washer - the one that looks like a W all around) under the nut ? I was able to get it working again.. not easy …
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Originally Posted by ThumpingLotus7 View Post
Thanks!! Mine looks like #2 and #3, but I think based on the NCRS manual it should be like #1 -- how do I remove the one I have without hurting the body? Or in order for them to have retrofit the later style one did they modify the body in such a way so that the 69/70 style alarm switch will not cover the modification?
70 also uses #2 with an escutcheon and clip. Uses the round door lock gm key instead of a brigg& stratton
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:23 PM
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70 also uses #2 with an escutcheon and clip. Uses the round door lock gm key instead of a brigg& stratton
70 uses the one with the nut. March 71 to 77 ( not sure after that. ) and newer uses clip type.

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Old 01-09-2019, 07:48 PM
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by BLUE1972 View Post
70 uses the one with the nut. March 71 to 77 ( not sure after that. ) and newer uses clip type.
sorry but you are not correct. Check the 70 aim
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:16 PM
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From TIM&JG. Dont know who the vendor is from that catalog pic, but isnt the first time a vendor doesnt have a clue.

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Old 01-10-2019, 07:39 PM
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And by the way it looks ...seeing how we are now talking about those who do not have a CLUE....neither does the book you are showing information from. NOT wanting to start any crap....but why is it that they do not mention the 1968 and 1969 with the alarm switch in the taillight panel??? No mention of it so I guess a 1968 and 1969 did not ahve an alarm option. But they did.

UA6 Which is the option code for an alarm system.... was offered for a 1968 and 1969.

http://www.vettefacts.com/C3/1968.aspx

http://www.vettefacts.com/C3/1969.aspx

And for what it is worth.. no one is perfect....including yourself. HECK I know I am not prefect. And for the record.... the company whose catalog is shown in POST #26 has the BEST customer service around. So do not knock the until you give them a try. Becasue they actually care. Because when I get stuff from them that as to be the BEST possible...they take the time to look through their inventory and tell me what they see so when they send it is the best one they have. Because NOT all emblems and parts are exactly the same. I am not saying that the other companies I buy from do not do a very good job...but sometimes getting people to do something out of the ordinary and go look at a part or measure it....often times just does not happen.... and seems like it is an inconvenience.


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They do have the best customer service , quality parts and are almost always correct in their info..
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My alarm switch was not working, searched this forum and found a ammonia and peroxide solution (I think) to soak switch in. It foamed and bubbled but when done it cleaned inside contacts and it cured that problem. I was pleasantly surprised, Mark
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And by the way it looks ...seeing how we are now talking about those who do not have a CLUE....neither does the book you are showing information from. NOT wanting to start any crap....but why is it that they do not mention the 1968 and 1969 with the alarm switch in the taillight panel??? No mention of it so I guess a 1968 and 1969 did not ahve an alarm option. But they did.




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I guess it's because that's from the 70-72 TIM&JG. You should invest in one.👍
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by dennis View Post
I guess it's because that's from the 70-72 TIM&JG. You should invest in one.👍
No need to invest in one and IF you had written it was from the 70-72 TIM&JG book. and not just the TIM&JG book..my reply would be different,...but you left out that critical detail.

Regardless of any of this....people make mistakes.

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