Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
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 (:^)
Posted on Jan 08, 2013
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