Dis-connect the battery first. There should be a hole in the bottom of the steering column, underneath the lock. If you can get a small screwdriver, or punch, and push in on the release button for the lock, while the lock is in the "run" position. You should be able to pull the lock out of the cylinder. If the part of the key shank is not too badly damage, you can then work it out of the lock, and it will be re-useable. Use some graphite and and the spare key to work the lock before putting it back in. If the key shank is too mangled, then you can get another lock from the parts store for about $15.00.
Just to clarify...on the 2001 the hole is in the top of the cylider barrel and the key will have to be turned to the first notch. If it is fully engaged, it will not release the cylinder. Remove the lower column cover first by removing the three screws that hold it the bottom cover in place.
You will need to remove the retaining ring at the top of your 2003 Kia ignition cylinder. The ignition cylinder will slide out. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the ignition cylinder.
yes you do have to remove lock cylinder:first turn it to the off position and then under column is a hole.Take a pick or coathanger ,bend it straight to go inside hole and press against cylinder release button and pull cylinder out
Yeah, I have the same question. My cougar has been sitting for a year now with a dead battery and no way to charge it because the hood latch broke. Anyone? Pull the trim out from around the release, grab onto the cable with pliers and pull.
The gears inside the odometer broke due to heat and age. You can buy the gears and replace them yourself. Or you can take your car to a place were they work on odometers.
I broke my key in the ignition and cant get it out. My only option I can see, is to replace to tumbler. How do I remove it?
A locksmith may be able to remove the broke key and make a new one. Or just replace the ignition.
Wash it off.
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remove the steering colum cover there is a pin type button you need to push in on the bottom of the ignition switch. press that and turn the cylinder at the same time. if you dont have a key or it is broke a screwdriver will work been there before.
Use the key in the cylinder in the trunk.
I have a 2000 Cougar V6, and my sunroof broke at approx. 35K miles and again at approx. 100K miles. On mine, it was the track itself that broke. The 99 and 00 Cougars are known to have sunroof problems. Check out http://www.cougarsunroof.com. Hey i have a 2000 cougar and did some research on it. It seems that 2000 cougars have problems with there sunroof motors. mine also wasnt working i took out the motor and cleaned the scrubbers. works fine since. also will save you about $2000.00 having it replaced by dealer. HEY MAN I HAVE A 2000 COUGAR MYSELF AND I LOOKED ON MY MANUEL AND NOTHING TO THE SUNROOF. For future reference, you can download a pdf owner's manual from Ford here: https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owners_manuals/default.asp