I locked the keys in a 1992 mercury cougar and i am at a freind's house in the middle of no where and was doing some work on it and on accident locked the keys in the car can anyone tell me how to unlock the car with no keys because i just have one key because i just got the car so if anyone could help me i would surely appreciate it
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Re: locked keys inside of 1992 mercury cougar
If u got ur title u can get a duplicate key at the dealer for like $8 or u can get one of those pop a lock tools at the auto parts store theyre cheaper than a locksmith and they use te samething u just put the wedge in window and slide the th hook in and unlock the door
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The ignition switch on Mercury Sable is integrated into the ignition cylinder. When this switch fails, you may need to purchase a special switch from a Ford dealership if the switch used a wireless transponder.
Instructions for NON Functional Cylinder (Cylinder will Not Turn or No Keys ): 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Remove the steering wheel. 3. Using locking pliers, twist the cylinder cap until it separates from the lock cylinder. 4. Using a 3/8 in. (10mm) diameter drill bit, drill down the middle of the ignition lock key slot approximately 13/4 in. (44mm) until the lock cylinder releases from its breakaway base. Remove the lock cylinder and drill shavings from the lock cylinder housing. 5. Remove the retainer, washer, ignition switch and actuator. Thoroughly clean all drill shavings and other foreign materials from the casting. 6. Inspect the lock cylinder housing for damage from the removal operation. If the housing is damaged, it must be replaced.
To install: 1. Replace the lock cylinder housing, if damaged. 2. Install the actuator and ignition switch. 3. Install the trim and electrical parts. 4. Install the ignition lock cylinder. 5. Install the steering wheel. 6. Connect the negative battery cable, then check the lock cylinder operation.
Instructions for Functional Cylinder ( Cylinder will Turn with Key): 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Turn the lock cylinder key to the RUN position. 3. Using a 1/8 in. (3mm) diameter wire pin or a small drift, depress the lock cylinder retaining pin through the access hole in the upper steering column shroud (under the ignition lock cylinder) while pulling out on the lock cylinder. Remove the lock cylinder from the column.
To install: 1. Install the lock cylinder by turning it to the RUN position and depressing the retaining pin. Insert the lock cylinder into its housing. Make sure the cylinder is fully seated and aligned in the interlocking washer before turning the key to the OFF position. This will permit the cylinder retaining pin to extend into the cylinder housing. 2. Rotate the lock cylinder using the lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions. 3. Connect the negative battery cable.
Door Lock: When a lock cylinder must be replaced, replace both sides as a set to avoid carrying an extra set of keys. 1. Remove the door trim panel and watershield. 2. Remove the clip attaching the lock cylinder rod to the lock cylinder. 3. Pry the lock cylinder out of the slot in the door.
To install: 1. Work the lock cylinder assembly into the outer door panel. 2. Install the cylinder retainer into the slot and push the retainer onto the lock cylinder. 3. Connect the lock cylinder rod to the lock cylinder and install the clip. Lock and unlock the door to check for proper operation. 4. Install the watershield and door trim panel
You can just replace the lock cylinder. Can you get the ignition into the run position? Dash lights on? Hot wiring it is not as easy as it sounds, but replacing the lock cylinder and fixing it is fairly easy.
unless you have access to a scantool with anti-theft security access you won't be able to replace it your self you will have to go to a local repair shop. if you have access to one then Functional Lock Cylinder
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
Turn the ignition lock to the accessory position.
Insert a 0.125 (3.17mm) wire pin or small drift punch in the hole at the top of the cylinder housing and depress the retaining pin while pulling out the lock cylinder.
Turn the new lock cylinder to accessory position and while pressing the retaining pin in, insert the lock cylinder into the housing.
Turn the key to the OFF position the release the retaining pin.