I have a question about the ignition. i lost my keys had one made went out started it up turned it off then waited about five minutes went back out to start it and it wont start. I dont know if it is a wire i have hanging down from the ignition that i dont know what it goes to but it says ford on it now when i turn the key it just clicks then goes dead? please help
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Problem with hot wiring the ignition is that the vehicle will start and run but with out turning the ignition the steering wheel will be locked > I suggest a new ignition switch , you can always hammer a flat head screw driver in the ignition were the key goes and turn the ignition. Either way you will need a new ignition switch .
When i changed ignition on my 99 explorer i took the original key and taped it to the transponder receiver inside steering column. If u have it in the correct area u can use your new ignition and it will start without any programming hassle.. Also way cheaper to get other keys made!!
nitabelle57, It sounds like your security system will not recognize the new key you purchased. Keys have a chip in them which has to be recognized by the security system in order to work. The new key has to be programmed by your security system before it will start your vehicle. You will need a battery charger to program the key as this procedure takes thirty minutes to do. Put the charger on the battery. Be sure everything else is turned off. Place the new key in the ignition and turn it to the run position. The security light should come on. After ten minutes the security light should be out, if not proceed anyway. Turn the key to the off position but do not remove it. Wait five seconds and turn it to the run position once again. Wait another ten minutes and turn it off again. Wait five seconds and turn it to the run position once again. After the final ten minutes turn the key off (do not remove it) Wait thirty seconds and then the key should be programmed. If you have any other keys they will not work now as the security system is now programmed for the one key. If you have another key and need it for another driver then start the vehicle with the newly programmed key and let it run for about a minute. Place the extra key in the ignition and turn it to the run position and wait sixty seconds. This should solve that problem. Good luck with this.
Check the starter,to see if it is the problem,and clean the cables to the battery,where then connect,and clean the battery post also,clean them to where the cables,and the post shine,so there is no grey,or black on them,this acts as an insulator,and will not let the starter get enough voltage.To check the starter,after cleaning cables and battery post,have someone turn the key to start the engine while you tap on the starter with a hammer lightly,if it starts,then the stater is bad.If this was at all helpful,please rate,thank you.
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
A FORD MACHANIC HAS TOLD ME THAT IN FACT THE KEY HAS TO BE RECODED. MY SITUATION IS EXACTLY THE SAME. HE SAID TO RECODE THE KEY I HAD TO TURN THE IGNITION TO THE RUN POSITION, THE SECURITY LIGHT ON THE DASH WILL FLASH RAPIDLY AND CONTINUE TO FLASH FOR 15 MINUTES . WITHIN FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE LIGHT STOPS FLASHING I MUST TURN OFF THE IGNITION FOR ONE SECOND AND TURN IMMEDIATLY BACK TO THE RUN POSITION FOR 15 MORE MINUTES. THE LIGHT WILL GO OFF AGAIN . WITHIN 5 MIN. I MUST TURN OFF THE IGNITION FOR ONE SECOND AND TURN BACK TU RUNNING POSITION. 15 MINUTES LATER REPEAT STEPS AGAIN AND THE KEY WILL BE REPROGRAMMED, AND STSRT THE CAR. GOOD LUCK MY CONTACT IS A FORD MASTER MECHANIC.
there is a very good possibillity your not going to get that started with out the keys, if the vehicle is Equiped with PATS it wont start with out the keys. the key has a chip in it. if you try to hotwire it etc. it will go into theft mode and will not crank, if it does it will not start because the vehicle computer disables the ignition. your best bet is a tow out to your local ford dealer, you will have to purchase 2 new keys, about $30 a peice, because the old keys will have to be erased, and you need 2 keys to program after an erase. the dealership will also charge you about a half hour for labor as it takes 10 minutes to gain security access before you can do any programing.