1994 ford explorer replacing ignition lock cylinder
I have the new one and im having trouble finding the hole for where to push the button in to pull out the cylinder also does it have to be turned as like your starting it to get it out while pushing in the button or what?
Re: 1994 ford explorer replacing ignition lock cylinder
T Worthingtons post was spot on. After having spent numerous hours looking for the mysterious hole and searching many on line forums I arrived here. The access tube is on the right side a little below the centerline of the lock cylinder and indeed at an angle. Some 1/8 welding rod or wire can sneak between the steering wheel and the tube. Put the switch in the run position and you can feel the cylinder release. Thanks much for the correct post.
Re: 1994 ford explorer replacing ignition lock cylinder
The hole is directly under the cylinder on the column. You might need to take the plastic cover off so you can see, but its not necessary. You will have to turn the key towards the starting position in order to push the pin up and remove the cylinder. I usually use a small allen wrench to do it.
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Here's a common way........but I don't have your manual so I can't say it's going to be applicable. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Find the hole in the steering column cover that is NOT a screwhole to hold the cover,but allows you to access the bottom of the ignition keyswitch. Turn the igniton switch to the ON position. Now using a long thin straight metal rod or object,one eighth inch or less diameter,push up thru the hole and you'll feel a springloaded button resist. When you push this in, the whole tumbler can be pulled out. Insert the new ignition tumbler and make sure it engages and can't be pulled out. Turn the keyswitch to LOCK (with your new key in it).Rotate it to make sure you have it right, and then leaving it in the LOCK position,attach your negative battery cable.Your car may run a little funny for a few minutes because you disconnected the battery cable and the computer has to adapt again. don-ohio (:^)
.It's an easy change, just disconnect the battery, put the key in acc setting and push in on the pin that holds it in should be a small hole on bottom of lock cylinder. in the lock set and pull the lock out.The new unit will come with instructions. good luck !
Do you have the plastic upper and lower covers removed from the column? If not, remove them with a phillips screwdriver. The hole where the punch, small screwdriver or whatever you use to depress the pin that releases the ignition lock cylinder is underneath the metal housing where the lock cylinder resides. You must turn the lock cylinder w/the key in it to run and then DEPRESS the pin, the lock cylinder should then come straight out when you pull on it. Drill it out if necessary if they missed it when they made it. Never seen that and I worked on Ford vehicles for years in the 90's. Good luck.
There should be hole about1/4 inch in diameter in the shroud around the steering column right under the lock. Turn the key to the on position and take long punch or nail and go through that hole and push the release button. The lock assembly can then be pulled out, there's a steel washer down in the hole with a "D" shaped hole in it be careful not to lose that. Sometimes the washer will come out with the lock cylinder. If you can't find the release button you may have to remove the shrouding so you can see what you are doing. Take flashlight and look up in there for the button it's only about an 1/8 inch in diameter. Good luck.
Steps to remove and replace the lock cylinder To Remove the Lock Cylinder
1: Remove the cover UPPER/LOWER) from the steering column(usually 2 phillips screws in lower cover, directly behind the steering wheel.
2: Turn the key to the run position (the position before start).
3: Using a small diameter object (paper clip) slide the wire into the hole located underneath the ignition switch on the underside of the column. While pushing up on the pin in the hole, turn the key and pull outward. The tumbler should release and come out.
4: To replace, turn the key in the new cylinder to run.
6: Place the cylinder in the column where the old one came out.
7: Turn the key to the off position and the cylinder is now locked in place.
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
under the steering weel, right below the lock cylinder there are three holes, two about the same size one smaller, the small hole is to pick the lock cylinder with a thin small screw driver i prefer philips.
1.- insert the key
2.- turn the key to on position (don't start the car)
3.- insert the screw driver until you touch the cylinder, find the locking ball, push, lock cylinder should move and pull the key with the lock cylinder
4.- install the new cylinder by pushing in.
I just removed mine from a Focus. If it is the same then look on the cylinder for a small oblong hole. Inside this hole is the release button for the cylinder. Turn the key so that it lines up with the release button. Push the button and pull the cylinder out.