Question about 1984 Ford F 350
I attempted to replace the key switch on our 84 ford truck, because the key hole thing came out of the cylinder. I had a hard time removing the piece of the switch that was stuck. I removed the steering wheel and moved a few things under the horn, and then realized the pin was on the out side of it. So I got it removed and put the new one in, but know if the battery is hooked up the battery light stays on, and when you turn the ignition switch its not catching. It to easy to turn i think. and the truck won't even budge unless i start it with the silinoid and battery. What did I do wrong? Please help!!!
When you say you were able to remove it - does this mean the broken part of the key? if it was, then just take both pieces to a locksmith that cuts auto keys, and have a replacement cut. If it uses a transponder, make sure this is copied also.
With a working key, remove any plastic surround around the lock mechanism (put the steering wheel back on), and look at the lock mechanism around the actual lock. Turn the key to position 1. This should allow a small pin on the side of the lock body to be pressed in - releasing the lock cylinder, which will come out on the key when you pull it.
These are some makes where you have to drill to depress the catch, but this is a hands-on job for an auto locksmith.
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Dec 26, 2008
Are you aware? you have the key and tumbler and another part under the dash on the steering column called the ingition switch.
They both have to be aligned in sync to operate properly.
Question? is this a tilt steering wheel,if it is and you dont know anything about it I suggest you get a professionel to do this kind of job.
You really have to know what your doing for this one.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
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