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Ignition Lock Cylinder

09-13-2012, 09:02 PM
I have a 99 explorer and the Ignition Lock Cylinder went out. I have ordered the parts and plan on changing it out myself. i was just wonders about any do's or dont's. Or if anyone had any pointers for me. Anything would help. Thanks

09-14-2012, 07:39 AM
In what way did the original cylinder go "out"? Hopefully you can still use the key to turn the cylinder to the Run position, that will make replacement magnitudes easier.

I believe there is a hole in the lower steering column trim cover below the key cylinder. If not, you'll need to remove the lower trim piece (upper can remain in place). Assuming again the hole is there, you just switch the key cylinder to the Run position, depress the little button that is accessed through the hole, and while depressing the button, pull the old cylinder out. Using the new key and new cylinder, turn the new cylinder to Run, insert it in to the column, make sure it's engaged, then release the button. You're done (unless you need to put the trim piece back).


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