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I lost the keys to my 98 explorer how to remove the ignition

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look at the steering column below the ign lock and tumbler there should be a small hole turn key to on pos and push a small rod up the holethis then should release the lock and tumbler,no hole then wheel and coumn has to be stripped to get to lock retainer

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If the key works and turns the switch and car don't start it theft deterent it will again after a small timeout

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SOURCE: CAN I PROGRAM THE KEY

Unfortunatley, most dealers keep a pretty tight lid on reprogramming the key fobs. You may find someone that had the software to do it, but chances are you will have to take your key in to have it flashed

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If you need a new ignition lock, check out Rush Locks and Keys. They have the 1998 Ford Contour lock you are looking for and its the cheapest place to buy anywhere. Then locksmith can install it for you. YOU DONT want to but the lock from them, they upcharge 200%.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011

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  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. A Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder. B Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch lock cylinder and turn to RUN position. C Push the ignition switch lock cylinder release tab with a punch while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
  3. If equipped, twist the tilt wheel handle and shank counterclockwise and remove.
  4. A Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds. B Remove the screws. C Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  5. A Remove the multi-function switch. B Remove the screws. C Disconnect the electrical connectors. D Remove the multi-function switch.
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  1. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 mi or more to relearn the strategy.
  2. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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98 taurus wont start how do you bypass the anti theft


Those vehicles have a chip key. It has like a little chip in the key that the car picks up and will allow it to start. But if you dont have the key your not going to start it

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CAN I PROGRAM THE KEY ON MY 98 FORD EXPLORER WITHOUT TAKING IT TO THE DEALER. tHE KEY WAS LOST SO I REPLACED THE IGNITION. nOW IT WONT RUN


Unfortunatley, most dealers keep a pretty tight lid on reprogramming the key fobs. You may find someone that had the software to do it, but chances are you will have to take your key in to have it flashed

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I lost my key for an 98 ford explorer and i just got a key made but wont trun the locksmith made a key from the door lock we put it in the ignition but it wont trun


There should be 8 cuts total on the key. While the door and the ignition share some of the same cuts you cannot get all the cuts from one cylinder. I believe that the door cylinder only uses 6 cuts and the ignition cylinder uses 7 cuts. The cut closest to the head of the key is #1 and the cut closest to the tip is #8. If I remember correctly the ignition cylinder uses cuts 1 - 7 and the door cylinder uses cuts 3 - 8.If the locksmith cannot decode the ignition cylinder you can try to contact you local ford dealer and see if they can find a key code and cut a key from that otherwise you may have to replace your ignition cylinder.

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Want to program 4 new chip keys in1998 ford explorer


In order to program them yourself you will need 2 existing keys that are already programed to the vehicle. Step 1: Put the first key that starts it in the ignition and turn it to the run position then back to off and remove it. Step 2: Within 10 seconds repeat Step 1 with the second key that is programmed. Step 3: Within 10 seconds repeat Step 1 with the first new key and so on until you are on the last new key. Step 4: For the final key you will put it into the ignition and start the vehicle. The vehicle should start and all the keys should be programmed. Test out each key to make sure it starts the vehicle. If you don't have 2 existing keys you will have to take it to a Ford dealer and have them programmed. Also I'm not sure what the max amount of keys that can be programmed to a 98 Explorer is but I think its between 4 and 8.

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98 ford explorer cranks but won't run.


it means that the key(s) needs to be recoded to the car,when you did the wheel you wiped the codes out.....the transponders are in the keys.
the car thinks its not you/your keys.

Apr 01, 2010 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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I accidently used my Mustang key in my Explorer ignition...now ignition key wont work...is this part of the theft deterrent (98 Explorer) ?? Thanks


If the key works and turns the switch and car don't start it theft deterent it will again after a small timeout

Mar 31, 2010 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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98 deville can't start key disabled


1-insert and remove key from ignition two times

2-close and open driver door two times

3-insert and remove key once from ign.

4-close and open drvr door twice

5-insert key into ign.,then close driver door

6-turn key to on (not start) then off, twice this is rewrite mode,have all remotes to reprogram it will clear any lost remotes.

7-remove key from ignition,the door locks should cycle twice.if not start over.it may take a few tries.

8-press lock/unlock together and hold for a second

9-release,and press lock on remote,the door locks will cycle confirming program.continue to do other remotes you have,steps 8 and 9.if only one in possession,you are done. To end mode open door or insert key into ignition.

You'll need to follow the steps with no more than a 1-2 second delay between each step.. hope it works

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Program 2002 Mercury Sable Key


For convenience, I'm also including a list of other vehicles that these instructions apply:
Ford Contour ‘98–up
F-150 ‘98-up
Ford Crown Victoria ’97-up
Ford Escort 99-up
Ford Excursion ‘00-up
Ford Expedition ‘98–up
Ford Explorer ’98-up
Ford Focus ‘00-up
Ford Mustang ’96-up
Ford Ranger ’98-up
Ford Taurus ’96-up
Ford Windstar ’98-up
Lincoln Continental ’98-up
Lincoln LS ’00-up
Lincoln Mark VIII ’98-up
Lincoln Navigator ’98-up
Lincoln Town Car ’98-up
Mercury Grand Marquis ’97-up
Mercury Mountaineer ’98-up
Mercury Mystique ’98-up
Mercury Sable ’96-up
NOTE: These instructions may apply to more or less vehicles than those listed above. I cannot confirm that these procedures work for every year and model listed. See your dealer if to confirm this.
On-Board Programming Method "B" for Ford keys (1996 -early 1998 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury)
If you want to initiate a new master key.... 1. Insert new key into ignition cylinder and turn it to the ON (RUN) position. The security light on the dash will flash for fifteen minutes.
2. When the security light stops flashing, you have FIVE minutes to start the next step. Turn the ignition cylinder OFF and then back to the ON (RUN) position. The security light on the dash will flash for fifteen more minutes.
3. When the security light stops flashing, you have FIVE minutes to start the next step. Turn the ignition cylinder to OFF and then back ON (RUN) position. The dash will flash for fifteen more minutes.
4. After the security light stops flashing the third time, the new key has been programmed into the vehicles computer and will operate the car. It has replaced ALL the previous electronic key codes and is the ONLY key programmed into the vehicles computer.
If you want to add a key.... 1. Insert an existing key into the ignition cylinder.
2. Turn the ignition cylinder to ON (RUN) and back to OFF.
3. Remove the existing key and, within 15 seconds, insert the new key and turn it to ON (RUN).
4. The security light will light up for two seconds to indicate success in programming the key into the vehicle.
5. Don't attempt to start the vehicle with any key for at least 1 minute.
On-Board Programming Method "C" for Ford keys (Later 1998-newer Ford, Lincoln, Mercury)
If you want to initiate a new master key.... 1. This requires that the vehicle be connected to special dealer equipment. There are two ten minute delays involved while this device erases all existing key programming and sets up the vehicle computer to accept new key codes. Two new keys should be ready because the system requires a minimum of two keys in the program. After the first two keys are programmed, additional keys can be entered individually by following the instructions for adding duplicate keys (below).
If you want to add a key.... **You must have two original keys to perform this procedure. If you only have one key, you WILL have to take it to the dealer to get it programmed**
1. Insert and existing (working) key into the ignition cylinder.
2. Turn the ignition cylinder ON (RUN) and back to OFF. Ignition should stay on for at least ONE SECOND.
3. Remove the existing key and, within TEN seconds, insert a second working key and turn it to ON (RUN) and the back OFF. Ignition must be in ON for at least ONE second, but no more than TEN seconds. Remove the key.
4. Insert the new key before TWENTY seconds have elapsed and turn it to ON (RUN). Leave it the ON position for at least ONE second and turn back to OFF.
5. The security light will light up for THREE seconds to indicate that the new key has been successfully programmed.
6. To program additional keys, repeat steps 1 through 5
As a precautionary measure for all of the above procedures, you should wait at least one minute after you have performed this until you start your vehicle.

Mar 27, 2009 | 2002 Mercury Sable

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