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Iam trying to remove the ignition key switch on a 1991 Ford F-350 with none tilting steering colum, Wheel has cruise control on wheel.

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Take off the black plastic cover around the key switch,about 4 screws,and just under the switch is a tiny hole,turn the key to ACC then push a paper clip in the hole and wiggle the switch and it will come out,if you lost the key then its cheaper and easier to have a lock smith pull the lock out,about $100.00

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

Testimonial: "The answer was very good but come to find out I do hace a tilting steering column, can you answer that question. "

  • scott Feb 13, 2010

    it still works the same way,take off the 1 half just under the switch and the rest is the same,same hole,same direction,its really easy as long as you have a key,but without the key its very difficult.You cant miss the hole,look straight under the switch in the kind of rounded edge

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