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F150 IGNITION

1988 Ford F-150

Electrical problem
1988 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 148000 miles

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH IN THE STEERING COLUMN.
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GIL VALCARCEL
September 1, 2008.




IGNITION SWITCH & LOCK CYLINDER -1988 Ford Pickup F150

Not sure if you needed to change the lock cylinder or the ignition switch so will give you both

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

LOCK CYLINDER

Removal
1. Disconnect negative battery cable. On non-tilt column vehicles, remove steering wheel and trim pad. On models with A/T, place gearshift in " PARK" position (any position on vehicles with M/T). Insert key and turn cylinder to " ON" position.

2. Insert a 1/8" diameter pin in hole on outside of steering column casting, near hazard warning button, on tilt models. Insert pin in hole near base of lock cylinder on non-tilt models. On all models, depress pin and pull out on lock cylinder to remove.
Typical Column Type Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder Removal On most vehicles, push in
to release lock retainer.
Installation
Lubricate lock cylinder with grease. Turn lock cylinder to " ON" position. Depress retaining pin and insert cylinder into housing. Make sure that cylinder is fully seated and aligned with interlocking washer. Turn key, and check operation of lock cylinder.

IGNITION SWITCH

Removal
Disconnect battery ground. Remove steering column shroud and lower column. Disconnect switch wiring at multiple plug. Remove nuts securing switch to steering column. Lift switch vertically to
disengage actuator, and remove switch.

Installation

With lock cylinder and switch in " LOCK" position, engage actuator rod in switch. Position switch on column and install retaining nuts, but do not tighten. Move switch up and down along column to locate mid-position of rod lash, and tighten retaining nuts.
Rod-Actuated Ignition Switch

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