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Ford taurus 1996

Hi i have a problem with my car the ignition switch or the switch where i put the key to turn on the car is broken. how do you replace or refair the ignition switch?

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Place key in ign. lock n tumbler and turn to "on" position. Under the column you'll see a small hole to put a small screwdriver or rod into and press it in. While you're pressing it, pull the lock n tumbler out. Installation is the reverse of removal but without the use of the rod. Just push the lock n tumbler in the hole and turn key to lock position and pull key out.

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