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My 2001 crown vic's ignition switch, steering wheel and gearshift lever ( in park) have locked. Disconnecting the battery did not help. There is a hole in the steering column below the ignition switch. Is this an access port to free the switch? Is there a procedure for this problem?

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  • jranns Nov 07, 2010

    The problem is not with the ignition switch but rather the safety lockouts. The ignition locked out once previously and was unlocked by turning the steering wheel. The problem this time is that the steering wheel is also locked and the shift lever appears locked in park. In order to remove the ignition switch using the access port pin it must be turned to the run position. The lockout prevents this.. Is there a means to bypass the safety lockouts?

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Here is a link to some information on removing the lock cylinder:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0996b43f802e6a76

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  • James Milzheimer
    James Milzheimer Nov 07, 2010

    Ah, I understand what you are dealing with. I would figure you'd have to remove the steering wheel or the plastic covers over the column, but without getting the lock cylinder out, I don't think you can get the top cover off. I'm not sure how to get access to the problem. I worked on a 1997 Excursion column last month for a bolt that fell out, not allowing it to go into park. I just can't remember the steering wheel lock set up. But once those covers are off, and dropping down the column, there was alot of access to the column. I'm sorry I couldn't help you more.

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