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i hate this merc mistakeyou need to take the 5 Phillips screws out that hold on the steering column cover(3 bottom 2 top) then remove the bottom cover and use a screwdriver to release the lock pins on the switch, then use a test light or DVOM to check power to and from the switch
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Q: How do you check an ignition switch in a 1998 Mercury Mystique?
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