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Replacing gear shift handle on column

How do you remove the ignition switch in order to remove the top steering column cover to be able to change the gear shift handle?

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    how to remove the stick shift cover

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    how do i remove the stick shift cover

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    small switch on top of steering column wont release

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    need to replace can't remove pin

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    must replace gear shift handle

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Under the cylnder is a very small hole. put the key in the switch and turn it until all the dash lights come on. then take a very still object like a small punch and push it in the small hole and pull out the ignition switch. sometimes u might have to hit the punch to push in the button.

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    1. Remove the dashboard panel below the steering column in your car; it should be screwed in place. Remove the steering column's upper cover by releasing its clips with a flat-head screwdriver.
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    3. Loosen the steering column by releasing the locking lever, and remove the steering column's lower cover by pulling out the screws with the screwdriver.
    4. Use your ignition key to turn the switch to the left---the position that would activate the accessories but not start the car. Insert the screwdriver into the hole in the top of the cylinder to depress the detent spring, and pull out the cylinder with the key inside.
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    1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
    1. Position the LH instrument panel insulator aside.
      1. Remove the pin-type retainers.
      1. Position the insulator.
    1. Remove the LH instrument panel insulator.
      1. Disconnect the courtesy lamp.
      1. Remove the insulator.
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      • Unhook the parking brake release handle and position aside.
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      1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
    1. NOTE: The ignition key should be in the OFF position.
      Remove the ignition switch.
      1. Remove the bolts.
      1. Remove the switch.
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    SECTION 211-04: Steering Column 1999 Town Car Workshop Manual
    REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder —Functional Lock Cylinder Removal
    1. Disconnect the battery ground cable; for additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
    1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
      1. Insert the ignition key and turn to the RUN position.
      1. Press the ignition switch lock cylinder release pin while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.

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