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Help I need instructions for Installing a (Ignition Switch Actuator Lever) in my 95 towncar. The Lever is broken. Toms

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  • ms_severson Aug 27, 2010

    Ignition Switch Actuator Lever is broken. How do I go about replaceing it.
    Toms

  • ms_severson Aug 27, 2010

    Ignition Switch Actuator Lever replacement
    This is the Lever that fits between the lock
    cylender and the starter in the steering colume. do I have to take the steering wheel off to replace it or do I drop the steering wheel and get to it from above?
    Toms

  • ms_severson Aug 27, 2010

    I have asked three experts and they give me instructions on how to replace the starter switch? but thats not my problem.
    I have a Ignition Switch Actuator Lever that is broken in the steering colume. it is made of plastic and is a 4 inch shaft about 3/8"
    thick. I can move the key back and fourth and it moves the switch forward but will not bring it back. I have everything apart. any one knows how to tackel this problom. do I have to take the steering wheel off or do I drop the steering wheel to get at it from the top.

  • ms_severson Aug 27, 2010

    You where the only person who read the question. I had one guy send me the diagrams. which where pretty good. but only ansewered how to take out a starter switch.which is a no brainer, I have been searching the web trying to find the actuator rod or lever. and can not locate a part for the repair.
    I find others but not for a 95 towncar? any way thanks again
    Toms

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There are 2 parts to the ignition actuator, you have the upper and lower actuators, the upper actuator has a pin that is inserted into the lower actuator and the pin falls out and causes the concern your having, its best to replace both actuators, the steering column has to come out of the vehicle and be disassembled for the repairs,Labor to replace the actuators is 3.5 hours at the current labor rate for your area, there are special tools required to do this job. There is a part in the column that is call the "bale" (depending on the year). It is the part that pushes on the actuator rod. It is more than likely broken.
To replace it involves disassembling the steering wheel and column to gain access.
If you have an air bag, then d
o not remove the steering column, steering wheel , and air bag module as an assembly from the vehicle unless the column is locked to prevent rotation. Lower end of steering shaft should be wired to prevent the steering wheel from being rotated and causing the air bag sliding contact to become mis-indexed.
Steering Column, Tilt Removal
WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT NECESSARY FOR AIR BAG SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT IS POWERED DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY (10655) AND A BACKUP POWER SUPPLY. TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BATTERY POSITIVE CABLE MUST BE DISCONNECTED FOR A MINIMUM OF ONE MINUTE TO DE-ENERGIZE THE BACKUP POWER SUPPLY PRIOR TO REMOVING ANY OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
NOTE: All components of the steering column are assembled with fasteners which are designed to prevent loosening due to vibrations associated with normal vehicle operation.
For tools you can get it from local; auto store or from www.autozone.com -------
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To replace Ignition Switch, first you have to remove the old one. To do this you disconnect battery ground cable.

Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the five self-tapping screws. Remove tilt steering column lock lever, Remove lower steering column shroud, disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector, turn ignition switch lock cylinder to the "run" position, remove the two screws retaining ignition switch, and finally unhook the ignition switch from the actuator.

Now to install the new one. Make sure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the "run" position. You can test for the "run" position by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the "lock" position. Hook up the ignition switch into the actuator. You might have to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes. Install retaining screws.

Connect electrical connector to ignition switch. Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper operation, including start and accessory positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the "locked" position.

Then Install upper steering column shroud. Install the lower steering column shroud and tilt steering column lock lever.

Hope helps.

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Hi.

Disconnect battery cables.
Remove the plastic trim covering the upper part of the steering column. This is held together by 5 screws.
Remove the tilt steering column lock lever.
Remove the plastic shroud covering the lower part of the steering column .
Disconnect ignition switch connector.
Put the ignition switch lock cylinder to Run position.
Undo the two screws holding the ignition switch.
Disconnect the ignition switch from the actuator and remove actuator.
Ensure that ignition switch cylinder is in the "run" position and install new switch and actuator performing the operations in reverse order. Test the ignition switch operations in start and accessory positions before doing complete re-assembling.

Check also the pictures and instructions on this document, see from page 3 onward.

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Hi,

The complete procedure to remove ignition switch is :-

Instrument Panel
Removal and Installation
1. Position wheels straight ahead.
2. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).
3. Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02.
4. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
5. Remove retaining nut in radiator coolant recovery reservoir assembly.
6. Remove retaining bolt in front fender splash shield.
7. Position front fender splash shield out of the way.
8. Lower vehicle.
9. Tag and remove wiring connectors.
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1 3530 Steering Column Shroud (Upper)
2 11572 Ignition Switch
3 390345S36 Bolt (2 Req'd)
4 13K359 Multi-Function Switch
5 3F609 Tilt Wheel Handle and Shank
6 3530 Steering Column Shroud (Lower)
7 55929-S2 Bolt (3 Req'd)
8 7202 Shift Control Selector Lever and Housing
A — Tighten to 2.1-2.9 Nm (19-25 Lb-In)
B — Tighten to 3.5-5.0 Nm (31-44 Lb-In)
C — Tighten to 0.68-1.13 Nm (7-10 Lb-In)

10. Remove retaining screw in parking brake control (2780).
11. Remove parking brake control.
12. Remove retaining screw in instrument panel finish panel (04338).
13. Remove retaining screw in the instrument panel finish panel in the lower instrument panel (04320) .
14. Remove retaining screw in the steering column opening reinforcement.
15. Remove retaining screw in the steering gear housing (3548).
16. Remove tilt wheel handle and shaHelp I need instructions for - 1884c22.jpg
17. Remove ignition switch (11572).


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