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I've noticed that quite a few people around here have pushbutton starts on their gtv6s. I'm about to be one as well, it seems my only ignition key fell out of my pocket when I was driving another car.

Now I'm really regretting not having the keys copied. :mad:

I ripped out the radio and bought an ignition panel that bolts right up to where that used to be. I went ahead and painted it to match the rest of the dash. Before I go ahead and hook the thing up, does anyone have any input/suggestions on wiring it?

Also, whats the best way to disable the steering lock?

If it helps, car is a 1985 GTV6.
 

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dissable the steering lock...remove the ignition wich will be a PAIN without a key

personaly on a puch button i would run it thru a ford starter soliniod(normaly used on 50's-80's as well as brand new boats STILL use them)

what are your plans for theft?...id get to work on a hidden dissable switch unless its a race car

me if i can ever get my hands on a trunk lock from a gtv6 will be modifying it to be my pushbutton as it lockable yet doesnt require a key in it to function
 

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I'm just going to pick up a korean knockoff of the club off ebay until I can figure out something better.

Think I should just drill the ignition switch out?

I didnt realize that I had lost the key until I was about to take the car to get it smogged. Now I've missed the deadline and I'm starting to get impatient.
 

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sometimes you can bash the pin in that holds the ignition switch in place but it will render the ingnition switch a total loss....

once you pull the plastic off the column take a look at the ignition switch,,at the top there is a small pin in a small hole in the column ...normaly you turn the key on and push this pin in and out slides the ignition switch.....without the key ..take a punch and bash that pin in or try cutting it down with a dremel ...thread a screw into the lock and pull lightly and the unit should slide right out

now you do have another option on the ignition system..get a small ignition(on off) key switch..useualy used on lawn tractors and boats wire it in next to your push button and you will still have a key on/off along with your push button......not the most theft resistant but it will slow them down

i just recently took the lock cyl out of the milano and have no use for it..ive got the whole ignition switch ect ...if you want i can snap some pic's of what im talking about

i snaped a few pic's...but i may have a HUGE shortcut for you...i found a "security bolt" much like ive seen on alot of imports...im going to cut a notch in it and see if its threaded....if it is and it holds in the unit like i think it does..then all that you would need to do is notch it and unscrew it
 

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ok notch the security screw and the whole ignition switch assembly slides right out...the notch doesnt need to be deep at all

ok see on the right..there is a screw hole and a pin hole..on the left is the security screw


next pic the square hole..there will be a cube in it pull it out thats the column lock

heres the whole ignition switch assembly slide out...wish id seen that security screw when i was takeing it all apart as it would have been quicker..

course this is asumeing the setup is the same on a milano but im fairly sure its the EXACT same setup
 

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the ignition keys are quite easy to replicate with a file and a blank key. order the key from keys4classics, and file down the areas that a scrached when you put the blank key into the ignition. i had a key smith do it to my gtv6, and it took him less than 5 mins!
 

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nice thing about notching the screw is that you can put the unit back in place with the same screw whenever you like
 
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