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How do u take out the ignition switch it is a 1988 ford mustang lx 5.0

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For every vehicle ever made there is what is known as a service manual. FSM = Factory Service Manual and FRSM = Factory Reprinted Service Manual. FSM/FRSM is the best you can possibly use when performing work on a vehicle... however, cheap substitutes (often containing intentional [to comply with copyrights] misprints) can be found, as well as quality manuals, at you local library or book store.

Using a manual is the first step to being a mechanic and any mechanic who thinks he is beyond a manual has no place in a garage/shop. Start with the manual and you can't go wrong. If there is an air bag, which I doubt there would be, I suggest a licensed repair center. An air bag can be the difference between life and death in the opposite way when you start looking at it from a mechanic's perspective.

There's no small parts because you're not completely disassembling the steering column. All you are doing is removing the horn button, pulling the turn signal lever, possibly the key lock button, steering wheel (never hammer on a column or wheel... at all*), turn signal switch/canceling cam, horn contact ring, lock ring and removing the screw that holds the "Ignition Lock Cylinder" in, or depressing the button that holds the lock cylinder in.

After you've done 100 standard columns and you think you have experience enough to do an air bag equipped, stop and think. Air bags can throw an object at speeds close to gunfire. You don't want to be holding a screwdriver in front of your face when one goes off.

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A piece of advice. If you have never worked inside the steering column...don't start now. The are a hundred little parts and gadgets in there that you will probably never get back in there. Take it to a mechanic and let them do it. They have the special tools to do it and it doesn't take them long.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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SOURCE: how to remove a ignition

Disconnect your negative battery terminal, then remove the plastic from around the steering column (3 screws), then turn the the ignition lock cylinder to run position, then directly down from the lock cylinder is the ignition switch, remove the two security screws and unplug the old ignition, plug in the new ignition switch, install the security screws, put plastic back on column. Put negative cable back on, DONE.

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