a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Just the key or the whole lock cylinder with key ?
Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
Disconnect the battery negative cable.
Disable the SIR system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System
Position the steering wheel half way between the upper and lower tilt stops (if necessary).
Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement .
Roll back the shift lever seal from the upper and the lower shrouds.
Remove the tilt wheel lever (if necessary). Refer to Tilt Lever Replacement - On Vehicle .
Remove the 2 TORX® screws from the lower steering column shroud.
Remove the lower steering column shroud.
Remove the 2 TORX® screws from the upper steering column shroud.
Lift the upper steering column shroud to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole.
Using a bent tip awl, insert the tip into the ignition lock cylinder access hole.
Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the START position.
Using the bent tip awl, push down on the ignition lock cylinder retaining pin.
Release the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position.
Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock module assembly by pulling the ignition lock cylinder away from the steering column.
I just recently had to replace the ignition lock cylinder on a 1990 Dodge Dakota. If yours is anything like mine the ignition lock cylinder you need is for a 1989 Dodge Dakota. All you have to do to replace it is remove the center of the steering wheel and the steering wheel. Next you will have to remove the lock plate. After you do that you should be able to pull everything else out of the way. Then all you have to do is take a flathead screw driver and pop the old ignition out. You will need a steering wheel puller and a steering wheel lock plate remover. The best thing to do with the lock cylinder is to go to autozone or whatever store you use and match it up. Good luck
Ignition Lock Cylinder - Removal & Installation
The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be
disarmed before working around the air bag or SIR wiring. Failure to do
so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in
unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.
Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable from the battery.
In order to disarm the air bag system, allow the SIR system
capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes, before performing any
Remove the screws that secure the parking brake release handle to the instrument panel.
Remove the screws that secure the bottom of the lower steering column cover to the instrument panel.
Disengage the retaining clip that holds the right side of the lower steering column cover to the instrument panel.
Remove the lower steering column cover from the vehicle.
Remove the mounting screws that hold the upper and lower steering column shrouds and remove the lower steering column shroud.
Install the ignition key and turn the key cylinder to the
position. This is important because it will not only aid
in removal of the ignition lock, but will also place the socket (in the
lock cylinder housing) in proper alignment for the installation of the
replacement ignition lock.
Press in the lock cylinder retaining tab and remove the key cylinder (ignition lock).
Fig. Depress the retaining tab to remove the key cylinder
Install the ignition key into the replacement ignition lock key cylinder. Turn the key to the
position. Depress the ignition lock key cylinder retaining tab.
Align the shaft at the end of the ignition lock cylinder with the socket in the end of the ignition lock cylinder housing.
Align the ignition lock cylinder with the grooves in the lock
cylinder housing. Push the ignition lock cylinder into the housing until
the retaining tab sticks through the opening in the lock cylinder
Turn the ignition key to the
position and remove the key.
Install the lower steering column shroud and install the mounting screws.
Place the lower steering column cover into correct position on the
lower instrument panel and engage the clip that secures the right side
of the cover to the instrument panel.
Install the lower steering column mounting screws.
Install the mounting screws that hold the parking brake release handle to the instrument panel.
Remove steering wheel and combination switch. See STEERING WHEEL & AIR BAG and
COMBINATION SWITCH . Disconnect ignition switch electrical connector. Using a chisel and screwdriver,
back out bolts at steering lock bracket. Insert key into steering lock cylinder, and turn to ACC position. Using a
small Phillips screwdriver, push cylinder lock pin inward. On all models, remove ignition switch, steering lock
To install, reverse removal procedure. Use NEW steering lock bracket and bolts. Temporarily install ignition
switch and steering lock cylinder onto steering column. Ensure ignition switch functions normally, then tighten
steering lock cylinder bolts. Tighten lock bolts until heads twist off. To complete installation, reverse removal
If you need anymore info let me know.
Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches
1994 Town Car, Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the four or five self-tapping screws. Remove tilt steering column lock lever (if so equipped).
Remove lower steering column shroud.
Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder to the RUN position.
Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch.
Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
Installation NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.
Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
Check to ensure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
Install the ignition switch into the actuator. 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.
Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
Connect electrical connector to ignition switch.
Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the LOCK position.
Install upper steering column shroud.
Install the lower steering column shroud and tilt steering column lock lever (if so equipped).
WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT NECESSARY FOR DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT IS POWERED DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY. TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BATTERY GROUND CABLE MUST BE DISCONNECTED PRIOR TO SERVICING OR REPLACING ANY DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
Remove the steering wheel (3600). Refer to the procedure in this section.
Remove the multi-function switch (13K359). Refer to Section 11-05 for the removal procedure.
Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Remove the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt and position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and the ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719) aside.
Remove the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts and lower the steering column (3C529).
Use a hammer and chisel to make a groove in the head of each of the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts.
Remove the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts with a screwdriver and discard the bolts.
Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder and the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket.
Position the ignition switch lock cylinder and bracket and install two new bolts, tightening them only enough to hold the ignition switch lock cylinder in position.
With the key in the ignition, verify the operation of the ignition switch lock cylinder. If necessary, reposition the ignition switch lock cylinder until it operates properly.
Tighten the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts until the bolt heads break off.
Position the steering column and install the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts. Tighten the steering column upper mounting bracket bolts to 9-14 Nm (80-124 lb-in).
On vehicles equipped with tilt column, remove the upper mounting bracket retaining pin.
Position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and install the bolt. Tighten the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt to 4-6 Nm (35-53 lb-in).
Connect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Install the multi-function switch. Refer to Section 11-05 for the installation procedure.
Install the steering wheel. Refer to the procedure in this section.
Inspect the shift interlock system. Refer to Section 07-05 for the procedure.