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Key for ignition

We are trying to get a key made for our 1997 ford explorer ignition..we are unable to remove the ignition switch to take it in...we tried a door lock but they said it wouldnt work for the there any way we can locate the numbers needed for the locksmith? thank you.

vin # is 1FMDU34XXVUC53059

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Have you called the dealer? I've always thought that a dealer could make a key for your car with only a small amount of information.



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Ignition Switch

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. As necessary, remove all under dash panels in order to gain access to the ignition switch.
  4. As necessary, lower the steering column to gain working clearance.
  5. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connectors.
  6. Remove the ignition switch retaining screws from the studs. Disengage the ignition switch from switch rod. Remove the switch from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Position the lock cylinder in the LOCK position.
  2. To set the switch, position a wire in the opening in the outer surface of the switch through its positions until the wire drops down into the slot.
The slot is in the bottom of the switch where the rod must be inserted to allow full movement through the switch positions.
  1. Position the ignition switch on the column studs and over the actuating rod. Torque the retaining nuts to 40-64 inch lbs. (4.5-7.2 Nm).
  2. Remove the wire from the slot in the housing. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.

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