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Old 04-25-2016, 10:01 PM   #1
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HELP! Inherited RV, totally lost.

Hi everyone,
I inherited a 1999 Fleetwood by Discovery Model 34Q RV. I know basically nothing about it and need help with the ignition switch. I will be forever grateful to anyone who helps. I couldn't get it to start, the key just kept turning round and round. After some research I figured how to take it apart by sticking a paperclip in the little hole and turning the key to the left. The ignition lock and bezel basically fell out and the switch assembly is all loose and wiggly inside the dash. How and where can I find a replacement? And then...how do I actually replace it? I couldn't get it to go back together so I feel kind of screwed here. Any help would be really appreciated. The key says GM on it. Its a freighliner chassis.
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Do you have a NAPA auto parts near you? They may be able to help.

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I believe so. I'll have to pay them a visit and see what they say. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:22 AM   #4
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If the auto parts store cant help, maybe a locksmith.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:27 AM   #5
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Look at the key.

If a GM key then a Chevy dealer or Napa can supply whole lock assembly.
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How it works...

http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...ck_Rebuild.pdf
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:13 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I ended up at the Chevy dealer and it seems like they'll be able to get what I need. For now, it starts with a screwdriver 😂
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I assume his ignition key is the same as mine, with the switch mounted in the dash rather than the steering column. I've not personally seen a Class A diesel with the ignition on the column.
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I assume his ignition key is the same as mine, with the switch mounted in the dash rather than the steering column. I've not personally seen a Class A diesel with the ignition on the column.
Yes, it is mounted in the dash and much less complicated to remove than I imagined, thankfully! I still appreciate the input.
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sounds like a great opportunity. Keep us posted how things progress after you get it started.................
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