Ignition switch

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LILLEE
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  • 1995 MERCURY COUGAR
  • 6 CYL
Havin trouble pulling old ignition switch out
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Saturday, January 1st, 2011 AT 8:52 PM

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Ignition Switch

Removal

Disconnect battery ground cable.
Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the self-tapping screws.
Remove four bolts retaining lower steering column shroud and remove lower steering column shroud.
Remove lock screw and disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Rotate the ignition switch lock cylinder to the Run position.
Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch.
Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
Installation

NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.

Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
Check to ensure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.

Install the ignition switch into the column actuator hole. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
Install retaining screws. Tighten to 6-8 N.M (53-71 lb-in).
Connect the electrical connector to the ignition switch. Tighten lock screw to0.8-1.3 N.M (7-11 lb-in).
Connect battery ground cable.
Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the LOCK position.
Install the upper steering column shroud and lower steering column shroud.
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