how due i get the ignition out if it wont turn to the on position?

Asked by Nov 05, 2015 at 10:43 AM about the 1986 Ford Crown Victoria

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

trying to change out the ignition but my key wont come out and it wont turn
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104,115

As you stated the key won't slide out so the tumblers are no doubt broken, you are going to have to get forceful with it, and this may break a few things, use a large pair of vise grips and grab the key then using a small hammer drive on the vise grips to dislodge the key, you may have to remove the column covers to accomplish this, once the key is out see if the tumbler will turn to the on position, if it does then you can drive the lock pin up and pull out the tumbler assembly, if not then you will have to drill out the tumbler case to free up the lock pin. HTH

104,115

once you get it all back together the antithieft system will be turned on so it will have to be reprogrammed with the new key codes and that will have to be done at a dealer or a good locksmith can also do it.

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