Ignition/starting problem 69 GTO
I went to start my 69 GTO (4 sp manuel transmission) the other evening. It usually doesn't start on the first try if it has been sitting a while. It turned over fine. ON second try the key would not advance to the start position.
I had the trans in reverse with the clutch disengaged. The lights came on
but the key just wouldn't go to start. I tried wiggling it and taking it in and
out several times. Also shifted trans to all gears. Still nothing. I figured the
ignition cylinder went bad since it is the original one. Cheapest fix would be a new ignition key cylinder. Removed steering wheel and turn signal assembly. Found two slots in the upper right hand side of column I thought would be the location of the cylinder release. Broke through the covering with a small screw driver. I probed those slots for a half hour and could feel nothing that resembled a release. Any one have a similar problem with the ignition and any suggestions on getting the cylinder
out? Thanks J R