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Ignition Lock Cylinder


I have a 1995 Ford Bronco. Currently the key for starting the engine turns real loosly in the cylinder and does not start the engine. All of the lights on the dash stay on ( Engine, battery, etc.) whether the key is in or not.

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There is a small button that can be pushed near the lock cylinder when the key is in the ignition and turned, the cylinder can be pulled out then.

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The following procedure applies to vehicles that have functional lock cylinders. Such cylinders either have a key available or known key numbers from which a key can be made.
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  2. Turn the lock cylinder key to the RUN position.
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