just finished mine and it is not hard but it is time consuming. The tools you need 1/2 inch socket
steering wheel puller
snap ring pliers
first disconnect the neg battery cable and then the positive cable, wait two minutes to ensure the airbag sensor disengages. Turn the key to start position, take the knee knocker trim off from under the steering wheel. you will see a white plastic rectangle near the end of steering column (that is the ignition switch ) remove it (two bolts)
then take of the airbag (steering wheel cover) there is a bolt on both sides of the steering wheel and you may need to remove the plugs over them with a flat hear screw driver. Once you remove the airbag place it in the back seat or trunk facing up (put it somewhere where it won't hurt anyone if it comes undone)
next you need to unplug the wiring harness coming up the column and into the steering wheel (don't pull on the wires unless you want to repair them).
remove the large hex bolt from the center of the steering wheel , and then use your steering wheel puller to remove steering wheel (you can rent one from auto zone if you don't own one)
remove the blinker cluster on the left (two bolts one top and other bottom)
next look under the ignition switch on the column and find a tiny hole and use a punch or something to release the switch and pull ignition switch out (don't jack with the key if possible, no biggie if you do)
remove the black circle deal on the columns with a flat head (there is a lock clip on top and bottom)
now you will see a white plastic piece looks somewhat like a gear just pull it off by hand, now you will see the snap ring and spring remove the snap ring and spring assembly.
now you should be able to see to bolts (one on each side of the column pointing outwards towards doors) the passenger one is easy to get out, the driver side one is a little tricky but remove both of them carefully (there is still a spring on the passenger side for the tilt wheel)
now you will see the crapy plastic actuator and most likely the pin has come out. you can put the pin back in if it is a tight fit and grease the hell out of the actuator. or you can continue for about another hour taking the actuator out and replacing it.
the actuator is about 20 dollars at the dealership.
put it back together but make sure you put the tilt wheel spring in before you put those two bolts back in on the sides.
I used a flat head screw driver to hold the bottom part of actuator up to put the pin in through both pieces and shot grease down the hole . once i got the key switch back in I worked it back and forth pretty good.
the last note I will give you is to make sure before you put the ignition switch back on at the bottom of the column (the white rectangle) that the notch is all the way down so that the actuator hole lines up .
AverageJoeResto.com has a How to article and video on removing the ignition switch How To Remove a Mustang Ignition Switch, it's actually pretty easy.
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Use the opportunity to replace the ignition. Key needs to be in On position for removal.
Replacing the ignition switch actuator on a 1988 Ford f150 is a complicated and multi-step process. First, remove the necessary panels to gain access to the steering column. Second, remove the screws and bolts holding the steering column to the dash. Third, locate the ignition switch and remove the actuator rod, replacing it with a new one. Re-attach everything to the dash and replace the panels. If this does not work, or seems too confusing, it may be in one's best interest to seek out a professional mechanic.
How do remove and replace the ignition switch of a 1983 Oldsmobile Regency?
You have to remove the door panel by unbolting the handle and then removing the panel which you can pull off if your brave or get a removal tool from an auto store. There is a bunch of little tabs that hold the panel in. Once the panel is removed the lock actuator sits near the rear part of the door, you will have to reach in to get it. It's held on by a rivet that will have to be drilled out to remove the actuator. After you remove the rivet reach into the door, disconnect the wire from the bottom of the actuator then remove the actuator from the rod (there is a piece that comes off the actuator and sticks into the door lock rod). Then to install it is the infamous opposite of removal. Good Luck!
Remove the screws and replace it on the required side.
remove door panel unscrew actuator pull wire out replace new part
How do you remove acuator switch
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"Ignition actuator" is not a standard term... But to try and help, there are a couple of possibilities:Ignition key cylinder - very common problem with the early 90's Taurus/Sables.Ignition control module - requires specialized tool to remove from the side of the distributor.Both of these are covered in the "Related Questions" below...
Probably a faulty blend door actuator. Remove the glove box to gain access to the actuator. Replace the actuator with a new one.
no you do not.
Replacing door actuator on ml500. How do I remove the outside door handle?
You have to have the key to that ignition to remove it. You can get a locksmith maybe. The dealership can make you a key from your vin# definitely good luck.
It would need to be drilled. Best to just call a locksmith.
To replace an ignition switch on a 2000 Chevy Blazer remove the lower steering column and dash. Locate the ignition switch and pull the end-clip off the main harness. Remove the mounting screws from the ignition cylinder and replace the unit.
Push the key into the ignition. To remove, push in, then turn towards you to remove the key. I do not know how to remove and replace the whole ignition assembly in case that was your real question.
no the switch can be independly remove from the back side of the ignition lock
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Disconnect the battery supply. Remove the inside driver side dashboard under cover. Remove the actuator and screws. Reverse to install.............
Remove the ignition switch retaining nut. Pull the ignition out. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the ignition barrel. Reverse the process to install the new ignition.
Disconnect the battery. Remove the ignition coils. Remove the ignition control module that was under the coils, and replace it.
Remove the ignition switch retaining ring. Pull the ignition switch out. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the ignition switch. Reverse the process to install the new ignition switch.
To replace the ignition switch on a 1982 Mercedes 300SD, disconnect the battery and remove the horn pad. Locate the wire behind the horn and remove.