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How do you replace an ignition switch on a 1995 Ford F-150?

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2005-10-25 18:15:28
2005-10-25 18:15:28

1995 ford f-150. I replaced the one on my focus. I got a cylinder and with my vin number you put the numbered tabs in so you can use your old key. If you can turn the switch, turn your steering wheel and look for a little button that you can push to take out the cylinder, it should pull out if the key is in. If you can't turn it, you must drill into the cylinder where your key goes and thread an eye bold in it, use a puller and pull the cylinder out. then you will be able to turn it to get the housing out and put your new one it. ask you DEALER, they will be very helpful, even if you D-I-Y. It depends on what you are referring to. The "real" ignition switch isn't the key/lock cylinder. The ignition switch is at the bottom of the steering column. As always when dealing with electrical you should 1st disconnect battery ground. Remove the steering column shroud and lower the column. disconnect the wiring going to the switch. 2 nuts hold on the switch. Lift switch up to disengage the actuator rod and then remove switch. When re-installing, everything needs to be in the lock position for proper adjustment(the key needs to be in lock as well) put rod back in new switch, put back on column and loosely put on the nuts. Move switch up and down to locate mid position of rod lash then tighten the nuts. Remove the locking pin that came with the new switch. Return your column and hook up battery. make sure everything works..You're good to go.

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