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ignition lock cylinder problems

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by 88vert, September 28, 2002.

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    1. 88vert

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      Well I went to the movie place tonight to get a movie and I get back out to unlock the ex and the key breaks off in the door:( So I walk 2 miles back home to grab the spare keys and bring them back and they dont work:( :( So the spare keys open the vehicle but they wont start the truck I just want to change the ignition out.So hard is this to do I see autozone sells them for 18 bucks is this a job I can do myself?Sorry so long:(
       
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      Unless you have had the ignition changed in the past, you should be able to get a new key cut from Ford using your VIN#.

      There are also little metal key tags that come with a new vehicle, that have the key info on them. If you still have the tags, any good locksmith can cut some new keys for you.
       
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      My ex is stuck at the movie store over night:( I had to take all the stereo equipment out of it:(
       
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      Just to add,

      If you really want the ignition changed, it is simple, after you get the shroud around the wheel off. There is only 1 wire, and a button thing holding it in there....
       
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      Thanks for the help

      Its the stock ignition,its just wore out:( What kind of tools do I need to change out the cylinder?
       
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      Its that easy?I cannot believe I have not done it earlier,the only bad thing is having two different keys:( How hard is it to get a broken key out of the doorlock?
       
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      I guess the older Ex's do not have that " electronic coded key thing " that newer Ex's have.

      Meaning an all metal copy key will not start my Ex only the custom and costly Ford key?
       
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      Naw. That's a 98 and newer thing. Thankfully :D
       
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      I just got it done:D I had to use a punch and break all the tumblers out took me about three hours to do off an on the hardest part was taking everything apart.Thanks for everyones help once again:D
       
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      I am going to take the door lock out tommorow and have the broken key taken out of it and have new keys made:D
       
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      Make sure you also bring the top of the key with you to the key place when getting a new one made up.

      The top of the key has the blank key #. There are different lengths of Ford keys. I think the Explorer one is an H-2. It really makes a big difference if you get a shorter key by mistake.
       

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