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Replacing the ingnition switch on my Ford F100 and I can not get the lock into the housing any help?

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Hi,some times you have to have the key in the ignition barrel and switched on the first setting,
what I would try to do is put barrel in with key in as you push it in its housing turn key while still pushing the barrel in to its first setting entry as you push the barrel in to move the key from left to right and see if it will slide into its housing.
please let me know how you got on,or maybe youve already tried it.best of luck.

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The Neutral Safety Switch wires in my 1971 Ford F100 are orange with a blue stripe.
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There are two sets of two wires across this combined neutral safety and backup light switch, for a total of 4 wires. Photos are at the end of this post.

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C7TZ-7A247-A .. Neutral/Backup Switch (Motorcraft SW-600)

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