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Key lock ignition

I recently replaced a key lock ignition on my 1984 mustang and now when i go to turn the key to start the car im not getting any spring action nor any power to anything.

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Remove the steering column covers and you'll find the electical switch to the ignition. You'll find a rod that activates the switch from the lock and tumbler. Check for anything broken between the two.

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