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You'll need to remove the steering wheel with a steering wheel puller. There should be a button to push in to remove the lock cylinder, I can't remember if you have to have the key in to get the button to release.

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Now what I have done is determine where the pins are that actually lock the lock, and just drill those out. Then you can take a large screwdriver and turn the cylinder. Once turned, you can press the button they are talking about in the video and it will release the cylinder. Then just insert the new one in the same position.
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SECTION 211-04: Steering Column 2002 Escape Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder Removal and Installation
All vehicles
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
  1. Turn the ignition keys to the ON position.
Early build vehicles
  1. Remove the upper steering column shroud.
  1. Remove the screws and the lower shroud.
  1. Using a small tool, press the ignition lock cylinder release button and pull the ignition lock cylinder out.
Late build vehicles
  1. Using a small tool, press the ignition lock cylinder release button in the hole and pull the ignition lock cylinder out. Usually, the key has to be in the oN position to do this step.
All vehicles
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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Hello, I hope you can help me. I have a 1989 ford econoline van and I am trying to replace the ignition switch, but i can't get the old one out.


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 Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) and wait at least one minute. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
    1. Insert the ignition key and turn to the RUN position.
    1. Press the ignition switch lock cylinder release pin while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
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Installation
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
    • Verify ignition switch lock cylinder operation.
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How do i remove the ignition lock cylinder on a 2001 ford ranger?


  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch lock cylinder and turn to the RUN position.
  3. Push the ignition switch lock cylinder release tab with a punch while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder. It is the little hole in the side.
  4. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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Trying to get the ignition tumbler unit out of a 1993 Ford Taurus at the junkyard. worked at it most of two days but no luck yet so I must be missing something having never tried this before.


Ignition Lock Cylinder REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Functional Lock The following procedure applies to vehicles that have functional lock cylinders. Such cylinders either have a key available or known key numbers from which a key can be made.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Turn the lock cylinder key to the RUN position.
  3. Using a 1?8 in. (3mm) diameter wire pin or a small drift, depress the lock cylinder retaining pin through the access hole in the upper steering column shroud (under the ignition lock cylinder) while pulling out on the lock cylinder. Remove the lock cylinder from the column. Fig. 1: Using the key, turn the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position, then depress the retaining pin using a wire pin or small drift 86878085.gif
    To install:
  4. Install the lock cylinder by turning it to the RUN position and depressing the retaining pin. Insert the lock cylinder into its housing. Make sure the cylinder is fully seated and aligned in the interlocking washer before turning the key to the OFF position. This will permit the cylinder retaining pin to extend into the cylinder housing.
  5. Rotate the lock cylinder using the lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
Non-Functional Lock The following procedure applies to vehicles in which the ignition lock is inoperative and the lock cylinder cannot be rotated due to a lost or broken key, unknown key number or a lock cylinder cap that has been damaged and/or broken to the extent that the lock cylinder cannot be rotated. 1986-90 VEHICLES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel. For details, please refer to the procedure located earlier in this section.
  3. Remove the two trim shroud halves after removing the three attaching screws.
  4. Disengage the electrical connector from the key warning switch.
  5. Using a 1?8 in. (3mm) diameter drill, carefully drill out the retaining pin, being careful not to drill deeper than 1?2 in. (13mm).
  6. Place a suitable chisel at the base of the ignition lock cylinder cap, then, using a suitable hammer, strike the chisel with sharp blows to break the cap away from the lock cylinder.
  7. Using a 3?8 in. (10mm) diameter drill, carefully drill down the middle of the ignition key slot approximately 1 3?4 in. (44mm) until the lock cylinder breaks loose from its breakaway base. Remove the lock cylinder and drill shavings from the lock cylinder housing.
  8. Remove the retainer, washer, ignition switch and actuator. Thoroughly clean all the drill shavings from the casting.
  9. Inspect the lock cylinder housing for damage from the removal operation. To install:
  10. Replace the lock cylinder housing if it was damaged.
  11. Install the actuator and ignition switch.
  12. Install the trim and electrical parts.
  13. Install a new ignition lock cylinder.
  14. Install the steering wheel. For details, please refer to the procedure located earlier in this section.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16. Check the lock cylinder operation.
1991-95 VEHICLES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. Using locking pliers, twist the cylinder cap until it separates from the lock cylinder.
  4. Using a 3?8 in. (10mm) diameter drill bit, drill down the middle of the ignition lock key slot approximately 1 3?4 in. (44mm) until the lock cylinder releases from its breakaway base. Remove the lock cylinder and drill shavings from the lock cylinder housing.
  5. Remove the retainer, washer, ignition switch and actuator. Thoroughly clean all drill shavings and other foreign materials from the casting.
  6. Inspect the lock cylinder housing for damage from the removal operation. If the housing is damaged, it must be replaced. To install:
  7. Replace the lock cylinder housing, if damaged.
  8. Install the actuator and ignition switch.
  9. Install the trim and electrical parts.
  10. Install the ignition lock cylinder.
  11. Install the steering wheel.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable, then check the lock cylinder operation.
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Lock Cylinder Functional
Removal
  1. NOTE: The following procedure applies to vehicles that have functional ignition switch lock cylinders (11582), lock cylinder keys are available for these vehicles or the lock cylinder key numbers are known and the proper key can be made.

    Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Turn ignition switch lock cylinder to RUN position.
  1. Place a 3.17 mm (1/8-inch) diameter wire pin or small drift punch in hole in lower steering column shroud (3530) under ignition switch (11572). Press retaining pin while pulling out on ignition switch lock cylinder to remove it from steering column lock cylinder housing (3511).
Installation
  1. Install ignition switch lock cylinder by turning it to RUN position. Insert ignition switch lock cylinder into steering column lock cylinder housing. Make sure ignition switch lock cylinder is fully seated and aligned in interlocking washer before turning ignition switch lock cylinder to OFF position. This will permit cylinder retaining pin to extend into steering column tube flange hole.
  1. Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder, using lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
  1. Connect battery ground cable.

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Here you go. If this solves your issue, please rate as Fixya. Good luck. Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder —Functional Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
    1. Insert the ignition key and turn to the RUN position.
    1. Using a 1/8-inch drift, press the ignition switch lock cylinder release pin through the access hole while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
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  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
    • Verify ignition switch lock cylinder operation.
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Ignition Lock Cylinder
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Functional Lock


The following procedure applies to vehicles that have functional lock cylinders. Such cylinders either have a key available or known key numbers from which a key can be made.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Turn the lock cylinder key to the RUN position.
  3. Using a 1/8 in. (3mm) diameter wire pin or a small drift, depress the lock cylinder retaining pin through the access hole in the upper steering column shroud (under the ignition lock cylinder) while pulling out on the lock cylinder. Remove the lock cylinder from the column.

Using the key, turn the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position, then depress the retaining pin using a wire pin or small drift

To install:
  1. Install the lock cylinder by turning it to the RUN position and depressing the retaining pin. Insert the lock cylinder into its housing. Make sure the cylinder is fully seated and aligned in the interlocking washer before turning the key to the OFF position. This will permit the cylinder retaining pin to extend into the cylinder housing.
  2. Rotate the lock cylinder using the lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

Non-Functional Lock
The following procedure applies to vehicles in which the ignition lock is inoperative and the lock cylinder cannot be rotated due to a lost or broken key, unknown key number or a lock cylinder cap that has been damaged and/or broken to the extent that the lock cylinder cannot be rotated.

Jan 27, 2009 | 1995 Ford Taurus

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