Question about 1997 Ford Taurus
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the upper and lower steering column covers. (with screws located in the bottom)
Turn the ignition lock to the accessory position.
Insert a 0.125 (3.17mm) wire pin or small drift punch in the hole at the top of the cylinder housing and depress the retaining pin while pulling out the lock cylinder.
Turn the ignition to the RUN position and release the lock cylinder retaining pin
Carefully remove the lock cylinder from the steering column
Turn the new lock cylinder to accessory position and while pressing the retaining pin in, insert the lock cylinder into the housing.
Turn the key to the OFF position the release the retaining pin.
Try the lock cylinder operation in all positions.
Reinstall the steering column covers.
Reconnect the negative battery cable.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
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