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I'm currently working on replacing the ignition cylinder on a 1994 ford thunderbird. Was hoping to get some suggestions on proper removal and installation of said part before I cause any permanent damage. FYI I've already removed the steering wheel column cover.

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The best thing to do is to go on line to autozone or advance auto or napa they will have diagrams and instructions on how to do it.

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How do I remove a ignition switch on a ford thunderbird?.


Removal & Installation

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the self-tapping screws.
  2. Unfasten the four bolts retaining the lower steering column shroud, then remove the shroud.
  3. Remove the lock screw, and detach the ignition switch electrical connector.
  4. Rotate the ignition switch lock cylinder to the RUN position.
  5. Remove the two screws retaining the ignition switch, and disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
To install:
NOTE A new replacement switch will be set in the RUN position as received.
  1. Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch run position.
  2. Check to make sure the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
  3. Install the ignition switch assembly into the column actuator hole. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
  4. Install the retaining screws and tighten to 53-71 inch lbs. (6-8 Nm).
  5. Attach the electrical connector to the ignition switch. Tighten the lock screw to 7-11.5 inch lbs. (0.8-1.3 Nm).
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. Check the ignition switch for proper function, including the START and ACC positions. Also, make sure the column is in the LOCK position.
  7. Install the upper and lower steering column steering shrouds.

hope this helps

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Ignition switch diagram


Are you referring to the wiring schematic diagram? If so, the link below should help.
1994 1995FordThunderbirdVehicle Wiring Chart and Diagram
If you need to know how to change the actual lock cylinder, see the video linked below.
How do you remove the ignition lock on 1995 Ford Thunderbird

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make sure your console shifter is all the way into park. Then check the sensor to make sure it is releasing the ignition key cylinder.

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What order dose the sparke plugs go.



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I need a schematic to replace the PCM (Powertrain Control Module)in my 1994 Fodr thunderbird 3.8L V6 without/supercharger ..Is this is Big job for a backyard mechanic and how long should it take, my real...


  1. Easy job and should have no problems here some help
    Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Detach the engine control sensor wiring connector from the ignition control module by pressing down on the locking tab where it is stamped PUSH, and remove the connector.
  3. Remove the ignition module and the module bracket from the front fender apron.
  4. Unfasten the two ignition module retaining screws, then remove the ignition module form the module bracket.

To install:


0900c1528006b5b4.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: The ignition module on 1994-95 vehicles is mounted on the front fender apron
  1. Install the ignition module onto the module bracket. Tighten the retaining screws to 24-33 inch lbs. (2.7-3.7 Nm).
  2. Position the ignition module and bracket assembly onto the front fender apron. Secure with the retaining bolt and tighten to 35-50 inch lbs. (4-5.6 Nm).
  3. Attach the engine control sensor wiring connector to the ignition module.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On tilt columns, remove the upper extension shroud by unsnapping the shroud from the retaining clip at the 9 o'clock position.
  3. Remove the trim shroud halves.
  4. Unplug the wire connector at the key warning switch.
  5. Place the shift lever in PARK and turn the key to RUN.
  6. Place a 1/8 in. (3mm) wire pin in the hole in the casting surrounding the lock cylinder and depress the retaining pin while pulling out on the cylinder

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