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Replace automatic shift leaver for a 1996 ford f250

Need to remove ignition to remove cover around shifter on steering colum

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Turn the switch to acc then poke a paper clip in the small hole right under the switch,push it hard and hold,wiggle the switch back and forth while pulling out and it should come out really easy.

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