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Ignition will not turn past the off position

I inserted the key into the ignition and could not turn the key.

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What is the procedure to changing an keyed ignition lock?


Hi there,

Removal

Disconnect the negative battery cable with the proper size wrench and place away from the battery.
Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the run position.
Remove the steering column cover on a tilt steering wheel model by pressing the upper and lower section of the cover together and pulling free from the mounting plate. Remove the steering column covers on a non tilt steering wheel model by using a Philips screwdriver and unscrewing the mounting screws.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch by lifting up on the release tab and pulling.
Press the ignition switch actuator pin by pushing a small screw driver into the key lock cylinder, while doing this pull the ignition switch out of the ignition switch housing.

Installation

Insert the new key into the new ignition switch and turn the key to the run position. Insert the new ignition switch into the ignition switch housing. Wiggle the switch back and forth until the actuator pin mounting hole is aligned and falls into place.
Install the electrical connector back into the connector housing by pressing it in with your hands.
Place the steering column covers back onto the non tilt steering wheel and insert mounting screws. Tighten screws using a Philips screwdriver. Place the steering column covers over the tilt steering wheel and press the upper and lower portion together to snap covers back into the mounting plate.
Pull on the ignition key to ensure switch is locked into place. Turn key to the "off" position and remove the key. Insert the key and start the vehicle.

Hope these help.

Jan 28, 2011 | 1992 Ford Crown Victoria

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I can't get the rod that connects the key lock and door latch in the right position to work correctly.


  • Disconnect the negative battery cable with the proper size wrench and place away from the battery.

    Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the run position.
  • 2 Remove the steering column cover on a tilt steering wheel model by pressing the upper and lower section of the cover together and pulling free from the mounting plate. Remove the steering column covers on a non tilt steering wheel model by using a Philips screwdriver and unscrewing the mounting screws.
  • 3 Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch by lifting up on the release tab and pulling.

    Press the ignition switch actuator pin by pushing a small screw driver into the key lock cylinder, while doing this pull the ignition switch out of the ignition switch housing.
  • Installation
  • 1 Insert the new key into the new ignition switch and turn the key to the run position. Insert the new ignition switch into the ignition switch housing. Wiggle the switch back and forth until the actuator pin mounting hole is aligned and falls into place.
  • 2 Install the electrical connector back into the connector housing by pressing it in with your hands.
  • 3 Place the steering column covers back onto the non tilt steering wheel and insert mounting screws. Tighten screws using a Philips screwdriver. Place the steering column covers over the tilt steering wheel and press the upper and lower portion together to snap covers back into the mounting plate.
  • 4 Pull on the ignition key to ensure switch is locked into place. Turn key to the "off" position and remove the key. Insert the key and start the vehicle.


  • hope this helps you

    Dec 21, 2010 | Ford F-350 Cars & Trucks

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    Flashing alarm light after battery change. Car wont start,


    System operation
    System arms 5 seconds after switching ignition OFF. Switch ignition ON. Ensure clock LED illuminates for 3-5 seconds. If LED flashes rapidly at regular intervals for approximately 1 minute, then flashes at irregular intervals: Key code not recognised. Remove key and try again.
    Programming
    When
    System malfunction: LED illuminates for 1 minute, then flashes at irregular intervals. Key(s) added or replaced.
    NOTE: Replacement keys MUST have blue mark. Keys with red mark are NOT compatible with this system.
    How
    NOTE: Programming method using vehicle keys can be deactivated using diagnostic equipment.
    Obtain 2 programmed keys (A and B). Insert key A into ignition switch. Turn ignition switch to position II. Wait 1 second. Switch ignition OFF. Remove key A. Insert key B into ignition switch within 5 seconds. Turn ignition switch to position II. Wait 1 second. Switch ignition OFF. Remove key B. Within 10 seconds: Insert key to be programmed into ignition switch. Turn ignition switch to position II. Wait 4 seconds. Switch ignition OFF. Wait 5 seconds. Start engine. If engine does not start and clock LED flashes: Switch ignition ON. Wait at least 20 seconds. Switch ignition OFF. Repeat programming procedure. Repeat above procedure to program remaining keys. Keys can also be programmed using diagnostic equipment

    Mar 08, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

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    Reset immobiliser


    u must put a key to ignition and open a drive door 3 times and press and hold lock button

    Jan 18, 2010 | 2007 Ford F

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    Ignition Switch replace


    It is something you can do yourself (for alot less money)
    I am assuming you are removing just the Lock Cylinder and not the entire Ignition switch?
    For JUST the Lock Cylinder:
    1. Disconnect the negative side of the battery.
    2. Remove the lower steering column cover under the steering column. It has three (3) screws.
    3. Insert the Key and turn to the RUN position.
    4. Using a small screw driver - depress the Lock Retaining Tab. It is located right of center on the column in the area of the Key insertion area.
    5. Remove the Lock Cylinder.
    To Install:
    1. Insert the Lock Cylinder in the "Lock" Position.
    2. While pushing in - insert the Key and turn it clockwise to the Run Position.
    Let me know if this helped. If it is the entire Ignition Switch, let me know with an email to this post. I will send the additional infomation (for free).

    Jan 05, 2010 | 2002 Chrysler Voyager

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    2000chevy malibu keyless entry problem need help


    1. Close the vehicle doors.

    2. Turn ignition to the ON position then OFF.

    3. Remove key from the ignition.

    4. Press and hold the driver side door lock switch in the UNLOCK position
    until step 8.

    5. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key.
    (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder)

    6. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key.
    (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder)

    7. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder.
    (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder)
    Leave key in the ignition cylinder.

    8. Release the door lock switch. The vehicle will sound three beeps in order
    to verify the Program Mode has been activated.

    9. Press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons together on the keyless remote and
    hold unitl the vehicle beeps twice to verify that the keyless remote has been
    successfully programmed. This may take approximately 15 seconds.

    10. Perform the previous step (9) to program up to four keyless remotesm, including
    any old ones.

    11. Remove the ignition key to exit Program Mode.

    Thanks for using Fixya - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

    Sep 22, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Malibu

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    Car was stolen broke the ignition


    REMOVAL

    1. On models equipped with airbag, disarm airbag as described under MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES/AIRBAG SYSTEM DISARMING.
    2. On all models, disconnect battery ground cable.
    3. Remove ignition switch as described under STARTING AND CHARGING SYSTEMS/COMPONENT REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR PROCEDURES/IGNITION SWITCH.
    4. Remove key light case from lock body, if equipped.
    5. On 1989 Accord models, place ignition lock cylinder in the ACC position.
    6. On except 1989 Accord, place ignition lock in the I position.
    7. On all models, position suitable punch into hole on lock cylinder housing and depress pin, then remove lock cylinder from housing.
    INSTALLATION

    1. On 1989 Accord models, install ignition lock cylinder as follows:
      1. Place ignition lock cylinder in the LOCK position.
      2. Rotate key until it is almost at the ACC position, then insert lock cylinder until pin contacts housing.
      3. Rotate key to ACC position, then push pin in and insert lock cylinder into housing until pin clicks into place.
    1. On except 1989 Accord, install ignition lock cylinder as follows:
      1. Place ignition lock cylinder in the O position.
      2. Rotate key until it is almost at the I position, then insert lock cylinder until pin contacts housing.
      3. Rotate key to I position, then push pin in and insert lock cylinder into housing until pin clicks into place.
    1. Install ignition switch and connect battery ground cable.
    SRS wire harness is routed near the ignition switch.

    CAUTION:
    • All SRS electrical wiring harnesses are covered with yellow outer insulation.
    • Before disconnecting the SRS wire harness, install the short connector on the airbag.
    • Replace the entire affected SRS harness assembly if it has an open circuit or damaged wiring.
    IGNITION SWITCH
    1. Remove the steering wheel, then remove the steering column covers.
    2. Disconnect the 7-P connector from the under-dash fuse box.
    3. Insert the key and turn it to "0."
    4. Remove the 2 screws and replace the base of the switch.

    Feb 13, 2009 | 1992 Honda Accord

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    Ignition key switch


    You have to use a pin or paper lip to insert in hole in igmition switch to release the lock cylinder. The key has to be in "on" position I think.

    Removal
    1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
    1. Turn lock cylinder key to RUN position.
    1. Place a 3.17mm (1/8-inch) diameter wire pin or small drift punch in hole in upper steering column shroud (3530) under ignition switch . Press retaining pin while pulling out on ignition switch to remove it from lock cylinder housing (22074) .
    Installation
    1. Install ignition switch by turning it to RUN position and pressing retaining pin. Insert ignition switch into lock cylinder housing . Ensure ignition switch is fully seated and aligned in interlocking washer before turning key to OFF position. This will permit cylinder retaining pin to extend into lock cylinder housing hole.
    1. Rotate ignition switch, using lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
    1. Connect battery ground cable.
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    Jan 13, 2009 | 1986 Ford Mustang

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    I lost my key and the ford dealership by my house sad i need to reprogram a chip but the car is a 1999 tuaruse and its to old to pull up what can i do


    Here is the factory procedure to program a new key(s), I recomment only factory keys, you need to use the working key to do the procedure;
    1. Insert a previously programmed coded key into the ignition.

    2. Turn the ignition from the 3 (OFF) position to the 4 (ON) position. Keep the ignition in the 4(ON) position for at least one second, but no more than 10 seconds.

    3. Turn the ignition to the 3 (OFF) position, and remove the coded key
    from the ignition.

    4. Within ten seconds of removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the other previously programmed coded key into the ignition.

    5. Turn the ignition from the 3 (OFF) position to the 4 (ON) position. Keep the ignition in the 4 (ON) position for at least one second but not more than 10 seconds.

    6. Turn the ignition to the 3 (OFF) position, and remove the second key from the ignition.

    7. Within twenty seconds of removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the unprogrammed key (new/valet key) into the ignition.

    8. Turn the ignition from the 3 (OFF) position to the 4 (ON) position. Keep the ignition in the 4 (ON) position for at least one second.

    9. Your new unprogrammed key is now programmed. If the key has been successfully programmed it will start the vehicle’s engine and the theft indicator light will illuminate for three seconds and
    then go out. If the key was not successfully programmed, it will not start your vehicle’s engine and the theft indicator light will flash on and off rapidly. If failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your dealer to have the
    new key(s) programmed.

    To program additional new unprogrammed key(s), repeat this procedure
    from step 1 for each additional key

    Jul 25, 2008 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

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