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Lost keys. how to install ignition/key switch on 1989 ford escort

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You may want to hear this,but you may need to call a locksmith,for example:i broke my key off in my 94 Bronco at my work and needed to drive home,i had tools,but without the key you can not turn the switch to ACC in order to push the release button on the bottom of the switch(done with a paper clip),so i had to hammer on the switch until it was broken enough to turn it,the risk is damage to the column where the switch wont stay in place or will not function properly.Then a new steering column will have to be installed,fortunately i didnt damage my column.A locksmith is usually about $100.00,its sad because it only takes them about 2 minutes to remove the switch.

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