Trying to replace the ignition switch - cannot figure out how to "release" the old switch - some articles say that you have to remove the outside cover to get to the pin - some say you need a special key tool -
I see no release pin ...
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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
Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) and wait at least one minute. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01.
Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
Insert the ignition key and turn to the RUN position.
Press the ignition switch lock cylinder release pin while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
based on what I see in the ford electrical manual. The ignition switch is the only thing the windows, wipers and heat have in common. I would test for power at the black and red wire with the key on. If there is no power I would replace the switch.
I would listen for the fuel pump(take the gas cap off and listen for the buzz when someone turns the key on), if no buzz or whine then have them crank the engine.If still no noise then take a hammer and hit the middle of the gas tank while the car is being started(make sure E-brake is applied)If it starts it's your fuel pump.
BMW ignition lock replacing. According to manual no special tools needed. here procedure!
Ignition elec switch. Disconnect battery. 2. remove trimpanel from lower leftside of instrument panel. remove screw retaining lower steering column and remove cove. 3. remove slotted screws on both side of switch. 4. relase tabs and remove switch from elec harnass and remove sealer.. note: before mating new ignition elec switch check that switch is in correct position. seal screws again.
Ignition lock cylinder replacing. 1. insert master key and turn 60 deg to radio position. 2. inset piece of stiff wire into opening in lock cylinder and pull cylinder out. (Note early models up to 10/95 turn lock cylinder back 12 deg to release)
Replaced the ignition switch, the circuit breaker in the ignition switch wears out, the ignition switch powers the fuse box. You can get a new ignition switch from napa for $128.00 do not get it from the dealer, they sell it as a kit with door locks as well so that the key matches, and then you are lookin at $249.00. Unhook the steering column and drop it so you can drill out the ignition switch assembly, that is a short cut so you do not have to pull the entire steering wheel off. Consolo Automotive