Question about 1989 Ford F 150

1 Answer

Ignition switch/ steering column

My key switch won't return to the run postion. I removed the steering collars and the rod that supports the ingition rod is broken can I replace this without having to tear out the whole column?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 840 Answers

No not usually / Please rate my response thank you very much

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Take off key but start is not turn off


ignition starter switch located on steering column, similar to picture, you must lower the steering column to access:


be1ce347-0f44-41b0-84a9-7274046c4da3.jpg
not your vehicle, but very similar. here is what your looking for:

cabde537-a43a-472d-aba3-ebfa178c4939.jpg

The ignition switch is usually mounted to the steering column and is operated by a linkage rod.
NOTEOn column-mounted ignition switches, don't confuse the switch with the lock cylinder and keys. The ignition switch is not normally visible.
On some vehicles, the steering column support has to be removed and the column lowered to find the ignition switch. On others, the switch is accessible under the dash.
f32-17gif.gif
The ignition switch is operated by the key switch..To replace the switch:
  • Remove the ignition switch wiring harness.
  • Unbolt it from its position.
  • Bolt the new switch into position.
  • Attach the witing harness

Dec 09, 2013 | Toyota RAV4 Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

How to remove ingition housing from steering column


Welcome to Fixya

Thank you for bringing up the problem to our attention. To serve you better, could you please provide me the exact year model of your car.

Your response will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for using Fixya!

Aug 26, 2011 | Saturn Ion Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Remove and replacement of key lock cylinder


Hello,

The switch on Your Jimmy is mounted atop the steering column assembly, hiding under the dashboard. You must lower the column to reach it. If you have the replacement ignition switch with You or want to remove it first to make sure you are buying the correct one, follow these steps to remove and install it.
  1. Set the ignition key to the off position.
  2. Detach the negative battery cable using a wrench.
  3. Remove the steering wheel column lower trim panel using a Phillips screwdriver.
  4. Detach the steering column from the under dashboard frame using a wrench or ratchet and socket. Support the steering column to keep it from falling.
  5. Locate the ignition switch on top of the steering column. The switch is a small rectangular box connected to the lock cylinder---where you insert the ignition key---through an actuating rod.
  6. Unfasten the two ignition-switch mounting bolts using a wrench or ratchet and socket.
  7. Slide the ignition switch off the actuating rod and remove it from the steering column.
    Installing the Switch
  8. Make sure the new ignition switch is in the off position. Some aftermarket switches will have a pin on the switch slider, close to the base of the switch, to lock it in the off position to ensure proper installment. Verify whether your new switch has this pin.
  9. Slide the new ignition switch into the actuating rod, making sure not to push the slider inside the switch.
  10. Set the new ignition switch in place on top of the steering column, and start the two mounting bolts by hand. Then tighten the mounting bolts using the wrench or ratchet and socket.
  11. Remove the pin (if the new switch came equipped with it) from the switch slider by hand or with pair of needle-nosed pliers.
  12. Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder; turn the key to make sure the rod is actuating the new ignition switch. Then turn the key back to the off position.
  13. Set the steering column in position against the dashboard frame, and start the mounting bolts by hand. Then tighten the mounting bolts using the wrench or ratchet and socket.
  14. Install the steering wheel column lower trim panel using the Phillips screwdriver.
  15. Attach the negative battery cable using the wrench.
Hope this helps. Thank You for using FixYa!!!

Jan 20, 2011 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

I need advice on how to get the ignition switch out to replace it


Hope this helps you! Please don't forget to rate....thanks!!


c025733.gif
Ignition switch installation-1984-90 models


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering column cover.
  3. If equipped with automatic transaxle, position the gear selector into DRIVE and disconnect the indicator cable.
  4. Remove the lower panel reinforcement.
  5. Drop the steering column for switch replacement.
  6. Disengage the wiring connector from the ignition switch.
  7. Position the ignition lock cylinder into the LOCK position.
  8. Tape the ignition switch rod to the steering column to prevent the rod from falling out of the lock cylinder assembly.
  9. Remove the screws attaching the ignition switch to the column jacket.
  10. Remove the ignition switch by rotating the switch 90 degrees and pulling up to disengage from the rod.
To install:
  1. Rotate the switch 90° and push down to engage the rod.
  2. Install the screws to the ignition switch mounting plate but do not tighten.
  3. Remove the tape holding the rod to the column.
  4. Adjust the switch by pushing up on the switch to take up rod system slack. This must be done with the key cylinder in the LOCK position and the key removed.
  5. Tighten the screws attaching the switch to the column.
  6. Connect the wiring connector to the ignition switch.
  7. Install the steering column.
  8. Install the steering column cover.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

May 11, 2010 | 1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager

1 Answer

1989 Ford F-150 Pickup The key will not start the truck, when I turn the key it does not engage the ignition switch. The key turns as it should but does not return from start unless I turn it manually. The...


sounds as if the rod itself is getting stuck and simply remove the lower panel to expose the entire steering column and work the key to see if you are able to discover the issue that is causing it to not return

Dec 01, 2009 | 1989 Ford F 150

1 Answer

How do you replace the ignition switch for 1996 chevrolet cavalier?


Caution:On models with a Delco Loc 2 or Theftlock audio system be sure the lockout feature is turned off before proceeding

  • Disable the airbag system
  • Remove the tilt lever if equipped
  • Remove the upper and lower steering column covers
Ignition Switch

  • Remove the ignition switch retaining screws
  • Detach the ignition switch from the steering column housing assembly and unplug the electrical connectors
Key Lock Cylinder

  • Turn the key to the run postion
  • Depress the lock button and remove the key lock cylinder

Nov 02, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

How do u chang the ingition switch


Removal & Installation

20e68cc.gif
Park/lock cable removal

cb26f89.gif
Ignition switch alignment

a9987b4.gif
Ignition lock cylinder removal

WARNING On vehicles with air bags, disable the SIR system. The vehicles wheels must be in the straight ahead position and the key must be in the LOCK position when removing or installing the steering column. Failure to do so may cause the SIR coil assembly to become uncentered and may result in otherwise unneeded SIR repairs.


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If equipped, properly disable the SIR system, as outlined in Section 6 of this manual.
  3. Remove the left side lower trim panel.
  4. Remove the steering column-to-support screws and lower the steering column.
  5. Unplug the dimmer switch and turn signal switch connectors.
  6. Remove the wiring harness-to-firewall nuts.
  7. Remove the steering column-to-steering gear bolt and remove the steering column from the vehicle.
  8. Remove the combination switch.
  9. Place the lock cylinder in the RUN position.
  10. Remove the steering shaft assembly and turn signal switch housing as an assembly.
  11. Using the terminal remover tool No. J 35689A or equivalent, label and unplug the wires F and G on the connector at the buzzer switch assembly from the turn signal switch electrical harness connector.
  12. With the lock cylinder in the RUN position, remove the buzzer switch.
  13. Place the lock cylinder in the ACCESSORY position, remove the lock cylinder retaining screw, and remove the lock cylinder.
  14. Remove the dimmer switch nut/bolt, the dimmer switch, and the actuator rod.
  15. Remove the dimmer switch mounting stud (the mounting nut was attached to it).
  16. Remove the ignition switch-to-steering column screws and the ignition switch.
  17. Remove the lockbolt screws and the lockbolt.
  18. Remove the switch actuator rack and ignition switch.
  19. Remove the steering shaft lock and spring.
To install:
  1. To install the lockbolt, lubricate it with lithium grease and install the lockbolt, spring and retaining plate.
  2. Lubricate the teeth on the switch actuator rack, install the rack and the ignition switch through the opening in the steering bolt until it rests on the retaining plate.
  3. Install the steering column lock cylinder set by holding the barrel of the lock cylinder, inserting the key and turning the key to the ACCESSORY position.
  4. Install the lock set in the steering column while holding the rack against the lockplate.
  5. Install the lock retaining screw. Insert the key in the lock cylinder and turn the lock cylinder to the START position and the rack will extend.
  6. Center the slotted holes on the ignition switch mounting plate and install the ignition switch mounting screw and nut.
  7. Install the dimmer switch and actuator rod into the center slot on the switch mounting plate.
  8. Install the buzzer switch and turn the lock cylinder to the RUN position. Push the switch in until it is bottomed out with the plastic tab that covers the lock retaining screw.
  9. Install the steering shaft and turn signal housing as an assembly.
  10. Install the turn signal switch. Install the steering wheel to the column, and tighten the steering shaft nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  11. Install the steering column in the vehicle. Connect all electrical leads. Install the lower trim panels.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable.
  13. If equipped, properly enable the SIR system, as outlined in Section 6 of this manual.
  14. Check steering column operations.

Oct 18, 2009 | 1993 Pontiac Grand Prix

3 Answers

NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CHANGE OUT IGNITION SWITCH ON 1997 PONTIAC FIREBIRD. PURCHASED SWITCH FROM PONTIAC DEALERSHIP WITH NEW KEY. HOW EASY IS IT?


Caution:On models with a Delco Loc 2 or Theftlock audio system be sure the lockout feature is turned off before proceeding

  • Disable the airbag system
  • Remove the tilt lever if equipped
  • Remove the upper and lower steering column covers
Ignition Switch

  • Remove the ignition switch retaining screws
  • Detach the ignition switch from the steering column housing assembly and unplug the electrical connectors
Key Lock Cylinder

  • Turn the key to the run postion
  • Depress the lock button and remove the key lock cylinder

Sep 22, 2009 | 1979 Pontiac Firebird

2 Answers

Ignition Switch


Hello 85chevy,
Thankyou for choosing FixYa.com my name is David this should help you with your problem
Home > Product and How-To Information > Product and How-To Information: I > Product

Ignition Switch grey_line.gif Inspect | Test | Replace The ignition switch is usually mounted to the steering column and is operated by a linkage rod.
NOTE On column-mounted ignition switches, don't confuse the switch with the lock cylinder and keys. The ignition switch is not normally visible.
On some vehicles, the steering column support has to be removed and the column lowered to find the ignition switch. On others, the switch is accessible under the dash.

0900823d800500ef.gif

The ignition switch is operated by the key switch. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company.
To replace the switch:
  • Remove the ignition switch wiring harness.
  • Unbolt it from its position.
  • Bolt the new switch into position.
  • Attach the witing harness.

upper_left.gif grey_line.gif upper_right.gif grey_line.gif Look for More Parts A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z grey_line.gif lower_left.gif grey_line.gif lower_right.gif Related Parts: grey_line.gif 0900823d8004b202.gif Lock - Ignition (Cylinder and Keys) Return to top.

Nov 06, 2008 | 1985 Chevrolet El Camino

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

190 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60960 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...