Need to remove ignition cylinder, will not go past ***.
Where is the ignition cylinder release pin.Is it actually a pin or is it a hole in lock body which you must insert a pin to release cylinder.
I have pulled the lower panel, took a inspection mirror and flashlight and have been unable to locate any holes or extruded pints.I can see the housing which runs between the lock body and steering column, along with a switch or solenoid mounted with two screws on the bottom of housing.
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There is a pin in the lock cylinder that needs to be depressed to release the cylinder from its bore. The only problem is the cylinder needs to be able to be turned in order for the pin to be depressed. There will be a small hole either on the top or bottom of the cylinder for inserting a small pick to push the pin for cylinder release. If the cylinder will not turn, the pin cannot be released for removal.
For some designs, an oversize key opening covers the cut-out in the plastic column cover. For these models you would need to remove the column cover to access the actual Ignition switch.
But for the lock cylinder, removal of the Ignition switch is not necessary. With the battery disconnected (to avoid discharge or starter activation); you would seek to find a pin release hole moulded in the bottom of the steering column cover. A nail, drill-bit, or other object is poked into the hole of the steering column to release a spring loaded retaining pin for the lock cylinder.
The lock cylinder has an uneven end to the back of the part to seat in the matching surface on the Ignition switch and interlock with it. This means the lock cylinder can be inserted the wrong way if you are not careful.
There can be other problems that just the lock cylinder will not solve. There are also adjustments in the Ignition switch mounts that affect the Interlock system for the starter. But for the key tumblers a new cylinder can help.
Do you have the plastic upper and lower covers removed from the column? If not, remove them with a phillips screwdriver. The hole where the punch, small screwdriver or whatever you use to depress the pin that releases the ignition lock cylinder is underneath the metal housing where the lock cylinder resides. You must turn the lock cylinder w/the key in it to run and then DEPRESS the pin, the lock cylinder should then come straight out when you pull on it. Drill it out if necessary if they missed it when they made it. Never seen that and I worked on Ford vehicles for years in the 90's. Good luck.
If you look under the the switch you will see a hole turn key on and push into the hole this should release it be carefull not to disturb the gear at the end or you will have to retime it.
Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder-Functional Lock Cylinder
Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) and wait at least one minute. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.
Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
Insert the ignition key and turn to the RUN position.
Press the ignition switch lock cylinder release pin while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
The lock pin that's keeping you from removing the switch normally won't push up but some do, try that first. Next is to drill out the core of the lock cylinder without going past the edges of what's being replaced. You'll need some needle nose pliers to pull out the internal parts once you drill a large enough hole & you'll be able to turn the cylinder to where the pin will release & let you extract the remaing part.
This car has drillable shear pin screws on the bottom of the lock yoke you must drill these out.
then release the clip to the cylinder. you must get a new set of break-off shear pin head screws from the dealer to finish the job.
You have to use a pin or paper lip to insert in hole in igmition switch to release the lock cylinder. The key has to be in "on" position I think.
Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
Turn lock cylinder key to RUN position.
Place a 3.17mm (1/8-inch) diameter wire pin or small drift punch in hole in upper steering column shroud (3530) under ignition switch . Press retaining pin while pulling out on ignition switch to remove it from lock cylinder housing (22074) .
Install ignition switch by turning it to RUN position and pressing retaining pin. Insert ignition switch into lock cylinder housing . Ensure ignition switch is fully seated and aligned in interlocking washer before turning key to OFF position. This will permit cylinder retaining pin to extend into lock cylinder housing hole.
Rotate ignition switch, using lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.