Ignition Problems

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BECKY847
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  • 1996 FORD F-150
I have a 96 Ford F150. I have lost my key. Need to know the cheapest way to get a new key. The auto parts has the cylinder for about 25 bucks. How can I get the other one out without a lot of hassle?
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 3:22 PM

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Tiny
JDL
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You didn't have a spare key? Call a dealership and talk to the service department or new lock-cylinder. If you have a security system, you may have to take it to dealer anyway?
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 3:27 PM
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WRENCHTECH
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The other problem you have is that the lock is designed to be removed in the "on" position so without keys, it involves drilling. The easiest way is to remove a door lock and have a key made for it. It still may need to be programmed for the4 security system at the dealer.
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 4:11 PM
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I called the dealership and they want anywhere between 2 and 3 hundred dollars to do it. They said they would have to put in a new ignition and door locks. They can't just get the key code and make new keys. The service guy told me to call gilboes which a lock and safe place in Mount Pleasant, MI and they want 130 to come out and get the key code and make me two keys. This time of year is really hard for my husband and I as he gets time off for the holidays and so do I. He has had to take a few other days off because of being sick and I am nine months pregnant and have had to take two weeks off for complications. I dont have the money to spend so I am trying to figure out the easiest and cheapest way to fix my problem. I can get a new lock cylinder cheap but just have to figure out how I can get the old part out.

My husband is okay with having to drill it out but im just trying to figure out if there is an easier way or safer way. I just dont want him to try to drill it out of there and mess something else up.
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 6:19 PM
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WRENCHTECH
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There is no easier way. Having a key made is your cheapest and easiest method. DO NOT take a drill to anything or your problems are going to get real expensive, real fast. Your also forgetting that even if you did change the ignition, the truck will not run until it's towed to the dealer and the security keys are programmed to your truck.
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 6:43 PM

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