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Ignition switch cylinder has been replaced but problem remains. I turn key to 'on', everything normal. When I turn key to 'start' there is no resistance or springback and starter does not engage. 1992 Ford Ranger XLT, 4WD, 6cyl

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Check ignition switch, the switch sit on the steering colum, under the dash, on the top side of the colum, make sure the rod that come's from the key is still in the switch, you will have to remove switch to check, held on with two small screw's, after removeble of switch, with screw driver work switch, if it don't feel spring like, switch is bad

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

  • joe6950 Aug 20, 2010

    Thank you, but already replaced ignition switch. With switch removed, tried using screwdriver to turn mechanism but it felt like it was broken, certainly not spring like. My question is how do I get into it? I removed the 2 large torx screws on either side of tilt assembly but it won't come off. Can't seem to get deep enough to check and replace.

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How do I reset anti-theft on a 1996 Ford Mustang after replacing the ignition?


Ignition what ? Switch ,Ignition lock cylinder ? New keys ? do they have the transponder pellet in the head. Do you have a security lit flashing when trying to start the vehicle ?
SECTION 419-01: Anti-Theft - PATS 1999 Mustang Workshop Manual GENERAL PROCEDURES Procedure revision date: 11/06/1998 Key Programming -Erase All Key Codes and Program Two Keys
Special Tool(s) > New Generation STAR (NGS) Tester or equivalent
418-F048 (007-00500) NOTE: This procedure is used when a customer needs keys programmed into the system and does not have two programmed ignition keys available. This procedure is also useful when programmed ignition key(s) have been lost or the ignition switch assembly has been replaced, and it is desired to erase key(s) from the passive anti-theft system (PATS) memory.
NOTE: This procedure will erase all programmed ignition keys from the vehicle memory and the vehicle will not start until two keys have been reprogrammed to the vehicle.
NOTE: Two PATS encoded keys with the correct mechanical cut must be available to perform this procedure. One or both of them may be the customer's original keys.
NOTE: If additional keys are to be programmed, refer to Key Programming - Program a Key Using Two Programmed Keys. If the remaining keys are with the customer and are not available with the vehicle, then instruct the customer to refer to the Owners Guide under the "Programming Spare [SecuriLock ® (North America), Safeguard ® (U.K.) or PATS for all other markets] Keys Procedure" for instructions on programming the remaining keys.
  1. Turn the ignition switch from OFF to RUN.
  1. Enter New Generation STAR/Service Bay Diagnostic System (NGS/SBDS). Follow the SECURITY ACCESS PROCEDURE to obtain security access.
  1. From NGS/SBDS menu, select IGNITION KEY CODE ERASE.
  1. NOTE: Do NOT select any additional commands from this menu.
    Turn the ignition switch to OFF and disconnect NGS.
  1. Insert the first encoded key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the switch to RUN for three seconds.
  1. Insert the second encoded key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the switch to RUN for three seconds.
  1. The vehicle should now start with both ignition keys.
You'll need to take to the dealer

Mar 19, 2015 | Ford Mustang Cars & Trucks

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Switch wiring diagram pdf


Remove the key cylinder n get it from the dealer.key turn to no1 position,press the release plug at the bottom of key cylinder,u should take off the key cylinder,simply to install it back on the car with the new key on the new cylinder,slide it in to the steering column.u need to have little bit auto repair background.gd luck

Jan 26, 2014 | 2002 Kia Spectra

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Ignition


he ignition switch generally has four positions: off, accessories, on, and start. Some cars have two off positions, off and lock; one turns off the car, and the other allows the key to be removed from the ignition. When the key is turned to the accessories position, certain accessories, such as the radio, are powered; however, accessories that use too much battery power, such as window motors, remain off in order to prevent the car's battery from being drained. The accessories position uses the least amount of battery power when the engine is not running, which is why drive-in movie theaters recommend that the car be left in theaccessories mode during the movie.

The on position turns on all of the car's systems, including systems such as the fuel pump, because this is the position the ignition switch remains in while the car's engine is running. The start position is spring loaded so that the ignition switch will not remain there when the key is released. When the key is inserted into the ignition switch lock cylinder and turned to the start position, the starter engages; when the key is released, it returns to the on position, cutting power to the starter. This is because the engine runs at speeds that the starter cannot match, meaning that the starter gear must be retracted once the engine is running on its own.

Either the ignition switch or the lock cylinder may fail in a car, but both circumstances have very different symptoms. When the ignition switch fails, generally the electrical wiring or the plastic housing develops problems. The car may not turn on and/or start when this happens. Also, the spring-loaded start position could malfunction, in which case the starter will not engage unless the key is manually turned back to the on position.

When the lock cylinder malfunctions, however, the operation of the key itself will become problematic. If the tumblers become stripped, the lock cylinder may be able to turn with any key, or you may be able to remove the key when the car is on. If the tumblers begin to shift, the lock cylinder may not turn. Sometimes the key can be wiggled until the lock cylinder turns, but it is important to remember that this is only a temporary fix.

Replacing an ignition switch can be tricky business, particularly in newer cars, because of the anti-theft devices used in cars. Once the ignition switch is separated from the back of the lock cylinder, the car can be started with a screwdriver, making it vital that this switch be difficult to get to. It is important to consult a shop manual before attempting this kind of repair, as the anti-theft devices may require special tools; attempting to remove an ignition switch without the proper tools can render the car inoperable.


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Jun 02, 2012 | Volkswagen Transporter Cars & Trucks

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How do i replace ign. switch on a 99 alero


TO REMOVE IGNITION.FIRST TURN OFF RADIO.TO KEEP FROM LOCKING IT OUT.REMOVE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE.WAIT 20 MINUTES.THIS WILL DISABLE AIRBAGS.ALLOW THEM TO DISCHARGE.NOW YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER.REMOVE THE TWO SCREWS SECURING THE IGNITION SWITCH.PUSH THE SWITCH ABOUT 1 INCH STRAIGHT BACK TO CLEAR THE MOUNTING BRACKET THEN LIFT IT UP AND OUT FROM BEHIND THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.DISCONNECT THE IGNITION SWITCH ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS AND THE IGNITION INTERLOCK CABLE.USING THE KEY TURN THE LOCK CYLINDER TO RUN AND PRESS IN THE PIN TO RELEASE THE CYLINDER THEN WITHDRAW THE CYLINDER WITH THE KEY.THE CYLINDER MUST BE REMOVED TO REPLACE IGNITION SWITCH BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO DISCONNECT WIRE TO THE IGNITION SWITCH. IN ORDER FOR CAR TO START YOU HAVE TO REPROGRAM NEW IGNITION SWITCH TO THE BCM AND PCM.TO DO THIS.TURN IGNITION SWITCH TO THE ON POSITION WITH ENGINE OFF FOR 10 MINUTES WATCH THE SECURITY LIGHT. WHEN SECURITY LIGHT EXTINGUISH.TURN OFF SWITCH FOR 5 SECONDS THEN START THE ENGINE.IF STILL DONT WORK TRY THIS PROCEDURE TWO MORE TIMES.IF YOU GET CAR RUNNING CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TURN ON CHECK FOR CODES P1630 P1631 P1632 USE CODE SCAN TO ERASE CODES IF CODES REMAIN LET DEALERSHIP CHECK IT OUT.THEY WILL HAVE TO ERASE CODES AND REPROGRAM THEFT SECURITY SYSTEM.

Jan 30, 2011 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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I had a key made and it desabled the security system in my 1999 mercury cougar and now the car wont start and I need to have it reset.


All you have to do to reset the antitheft system is to lock the doors with the key fob.

Your new key has to be programmed to your engine computer (PCM) before it will work.

To program, follow the directions in your owner manual. You need 2 already rpogrammed keys to do this.

If you don't have 2 programmed keys, your dealer will have to use his diagnositc tool to retrieve the information from the computer. Always have 2 programmed keys. I actually keep 3 in case I lose one, I still have 2 to program a 3rd one myself.

If you have AAA, have it towed to the delaer as a "no Start" so you don't have to pay the tow charge.

I assume this new ket is your only key now, or you could drive to the dealer with your spare key.
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SECTION 419-01B: Anti-Theft - Passive 1999 Cougar Workshop Manual GENERAL PROCEDURES Procedure revision date: 09/14/2001
Key Programming Using Two Programmed Keys NOTE: This procedure only works if two or more programmed ignition keys are available and it is desired to program additional key(s). If two keys are not available. For additional information, refer to Key Programming - Erase All Keys and Program Two Keys in this section.
NOTE: PID SPARE - KY must be enabled for this procedure to operate. If this PID is not enabled, refer to Security Access then select Spare Key Programming Switch; Enabled.
NOTE: If the programming procedure is successful, the new key(s) will start the vehicle and the anti-theft indicator will illuminate for approximately three seconds.
NOTE: If the programming procedure is not successful, the new key(s) will not start the vehicle and the anti-theft indicator will flash. If the programming procedure was not successful leave the ignition switch in the RUN position for at least 30 seconds, repeat the Key Programming procedure from Step 1. If the failure repeats, refer to Diagnostic and Testing to review DTCs an carry out Pinpoint Tests.
NOTE: A maximum of eight ignition keys can be programmed to a passive anti-theft system (PATS) equipped vehicle.
NOTE: If the steps are not carried out as outlined, the programming procedure will end.
NOTE: Ignition keys must have correct mechanical key cut for the vehicle and must be a PATS encoded key.
  1. Insert first programmed key into ignition lock cylinder and turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the RUN position (maintain ignition switch in the RUN position for one second).
  1. Turn ignition switch to the OFF position and remove the first key from the ignition lock cylinder.
  1. Within five seconds of turning the ignition switch to the OFF position, insert the second programmed ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the RUN position (maintain the ignition switch in the RUN position for one second).
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and remove the second key from the ignition lock cylinder.
  1. Within ten seconds of turning the ignition switch to the OFF position , insert the unprogrammed ignition key (new key) into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the RUN position (maintain the ignition switch in the RUN position for one second).
  1. If it desired to program additional key(s), repeat the applicable key programming procedure from step 1.
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Passive Anti - Theft System (PATS)
The Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) is fully passive in operation and requires no special procedures by the driver to arm or disarm the system. It is invisible to normal scrutiny and is operated by a miniature transponder within the key body. The transponder communicates with the powertrain control module through a transceiver mounted around the ignition switch lock barrel. The PATS functionality is incorporated within the powertrain control module.
PATS may be identified by a larger than normal sized ignition key. A larger sized ignition key indicates the presence of the transponder that controls the system.
The transponder code reading is carried out when the key, having been inserted into the ignition lock barrel, is turned from position ``0'' to position ``II'' to crank the engine. If the PCM receives the correct code, the engine will start. If the PCM receives either no code or an incorrect code the engine will not crank and PATS remains armed and the engine immobilised.
Anti-Theft Indicator
Whenever the ignition is switched on the anti - theft indicator will remain on for three seconds while the system reads the ignition key code.
The anti - theft indicator will flash rapidly or glow continuously after the initial three seconds to indicate the PATS has immobilised the vehicle.
For additional information on the PATS fault codes, refer to the Diagnosis and Testing section
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The PATS uses a specially encoded ignition key. Each encoded ignition key contains a permanently installed electronic device called a transponder. Each transponder contains a unique electronic identification code out of over four quadrillion combinations.
Each encoded ignition key must be programmed into the vehicle's powertrain control module (PCM) before it can be used to start the engine. There are special diagnostic repair procedures outlined in this manual that must be performed if an encoded ignition key needs to be replaced
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Flashing alarm light after battery change. Car wont start,


System operation
System arms 5 seconds after switching ignition OFF. Switch ignition ON. Ensure clock LED illuminates for 3-5 seconds. If LED flashes rapidly at regular intervals for approximately 1 minute, then flashes at irregular intervals: Key code not recognised. Remove key and try again.
Programming
When
System malfunction: LED illuminates for 1 minute, then flashes at irregular intervals. Key(s) added or replaced.
NOTE: Replacement keys MUST have blue mark. Keys with red mark are NOT compatible with this system.
How
NOTE: Programming method using vehicle keys can be deactivated using diagnostic equipment.
Obtain 2 programmed keys (A and B). Insert key A into ignition switch. Turn ignition switch to position II. Wait 1 second. Switch ignition OFF. Remove key A. Insert key B into ignition switch within 5 seconds. Turn ignition switch to position II. Wait 1 second. Switch ignition OFF. Remove key B. Within 10 seconds: Insert key to be programmed into ignition switch. Turn ignition switch to position II. Wait 4 seconds. Switch ignition OFF. Wait 5 seconds. Start engine. If engine does not start and clock LED flashes: Switch ignition ON. Wait at least 20 seconds. Switch ignition OFF. Repeat programming procedure. Repeat above procedure to program remaining keys. Keys can also be programmed using diagnostic equipment

Mar 08, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

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My key will start the car but it wont turn the car off i have to unplulg the distributor to kill theh car. Also the ignition switch in the car rotates all the way around but it has always done that it just...


the ignition switch is an electrical part. The lock cylinder is whre the key goes and it activates the ignition switch. If you pulled the lock cylinder out, you could operate the car with a screwdriver.
Either you have damaged the ignition switch where the lock cylinder goes into it, or the lock cylinder is damaged where it fits into the ignition switch.

this is 96 taurus, don't have 92 sorry

Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Remove lower instrument panel steering column cover (04459).
  1. Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) to the RUN position.
  1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
  1. Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch (11572).
  1. Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
Installation
  1. NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.

    Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
  1. Make sure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
  1. Install the ignition switch pin into the actuator. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
  1. Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
  1. Connect electrical connector to ignition switch.
  1. Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the LOCK position.
  1. Install lower instrument panel steering column cover with screws.
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Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Ignition Switch The ignition switch (11572), which is mounted on the steering actuator housing (3F723), operates in the following manner:
  • The ignition switch is cycled through rotation of the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) through a pin which is part of the ignition switch.
  • The ignition switch lock cylinder also controls the mechanism which provides a positive lock for the transaxle linkage and the steering system.
  • The locking mechanism is located in the steering column housing.
The ignition switch lock cylinder positions are:
  • ACC
  • LOCK
  • OFF
  • RUN
  • START
The key can be removed from the ignition switch lock cylinder with the column-shift transaxle only when the shift lever is in PARK position and the key is in LOCK position.
  • The ACC position operates while the steering and transaxle remain locked.
  • The engine shuts off when the key is turned to the OFF position without locking the steering or transaxle.
Blade Type
The ignition switch has blade-type terminals that engage with one multiple connector. The multiple connector is secured to the ignition switch by an integral connector fastener.

May 05, 2009 | 1992 Mercury Sable

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Have power and accessories until key is turned to start


U will need to replace the ignition switch, this is not the key cylinder but the actual electrical switch the key cylinder operated. see photo. I noted that on your model Honda the switch comes with a new key cylinder, you can just use the switch and use your old cylinder over or install the new parts together.


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2006 s60 intermittant start problem...key will not turn!


No this is NOT Normal, The Tumblers in the Lock Are Wore Out and , My Advise Is for you to Replace the Ignition Lock Cylinder ASAP as it is Possible for it to STOP WORKING all Together thus Leaving you Possibly Stranded Somewhere.


Parts Information Ignition Lock Cylinder 8626375 $256.07 Part OEM Part# Price (DEALER) Ignition Switch
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Repair ignition in a 1996 Ford Taurus


You need to replace the ignition lock cylinder and/or the ignition switch actuator parts that turn the electrical switch off,on,start when the key is turned, the electrical part of the ignition is remote from the lock cylinder, it is operated by a gears and a rod.

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