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How would you remove an ignition lock to replace it on a 1987 Ford Taurus?


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2007-10-10 16:19:15
2007-10-10 16:19:15

You need the key. Remove the plastic shroud around the ignition. Insert the key, Turn the ignition to the accessory position. Look about 1 and 1/2 inches down the top of the ignition and you will see a square hole. Use something to depress the retainer and pull the ignition out. Put the new ignition in the accessory position and insert where the old one was. If you do not have a key the ignition cylinder will have to be drilled. If you are not sure how to do this. DON'T DO IT!!! Call a locksmith. Also I read in another post similar to this one and in the answer someone wrote, use a puller and pull the ignition. Do not do this. The metal surrounding the ignition cylinder in this car is a very soft pot metal and can be damaged, therefore making matters worse, by not allowing your new ignition to stay in or not go in at all. I've been a locksmith for 17 years and service anything from file cabinets to high security safes and everything in between, so when I say do not attempt unless you know what you are doing, it means presicely that. Good Luck!!!!


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