I'm wondering if a locksmith is capable of getting your ignition lock cylinder to rotate to the on/run position so the ignition lock cylinder release can be depressed to remove it ? I'm also wonderering what they would charge for that service, because I was charged $30.00 and taxes to open my door lock on my house.
On a 1998 Ford Explorer : Yes ( as long as none of the key cylinders has been changed )
the ignition lock cylinder is bad
Probably computer controlled and not adjustable
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What year? 1998
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If you truly do need to replace the key lock cylinder you will need to take it to a dealer. You can replace the ignition switch portion yourself. However the key lock has a chip on it that tells your cars computer it is ok to start. The dealer will have to re-program your cars computer to tell it that that key lock cylinder is ok to start the car.
The ignition switch is on the steering column under the dash about 18 inches from the floor.
The ignition is removed by taking down the kick panel below the steering wheel. They are a bear to get out. Make sure you have the whole cylinder assembly because they most often break apart when you remove them.
yes but if the key has a chip in it then you will have to go to a dealership for tehm to program you a new one.
All the engines used in a 1998 Ford Explorer have electronic ignition ( EDIS , Electronic Distributorless Ignition System ) The 4.0 liter EFI , V6 and the 4.0 liter SOHC , V6 use one coil pack for the six sparkplug wires The 5.0 liter , V8 engine uses two coil packs for the eight spark plug wires
how do I remove the key switch from a 1998 ford contour You have to remove the plastic trim around the steering column (behind the steering wheel). Put the key in the ignition cylinder and turn one click. There is a small hole on the side of the ignition cylinder, stick a small screwdriver into this hole and press hard. Pull out the ignition cylinder with the key.
No. The chipped ignition key did not start until the 1998 model year and was only on the 6 cylinder Contour and Mystique. (I've got a '97 6 cylinder Contour that seems to have a chip in the key.)
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I have the same problem, going to have a locksmith make sure its the ignition switch and cylinder and just not a key problem or a tumbler problem.
Yes , the socket is live so you can use the cigarette lighter without starting the Explorer or turning the ignition key to the accessory position
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