Bypass security system

Tiny
BEVERLYREA
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  • 2000 FORD RANGER
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 150,000 MILES
Lost keys so I changed ignition and now won't even turn over.
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Saturday, May 11th, 2019 AT 8:29 PM

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I want to confirm that it is the key lock cylinder that was replaced. Is that correct? It is commonly referred to as an ignition switch, but in reality, the switch is a separate component. If I am correct and it is the cylinder (since you lost the key), something wasn't put together

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Here are the directions for replacement. Read through them to confirm you did what they indicate. Also, the pictures attached correlate with the directions.

IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER - NON FUNCTIONAL
Removal

WARNING: Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

WARNING: Carry a live air bag module with the air bag and trim cover pointed away from your body. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

WARNING: Do not set a live air bag module down with the trim cover face down. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

WARNING: After deployment, the air bag surface can contain deposits of sodium hydroxide, a product of the gas generant combustion that is irritating to the skin. Wash your hands with soap and water afterwards.

WARNING: Never probe the connectors on the air bag module. Doing so can result in air bag deployment, which can result in personal injury.

WARNING: Air bag modules with discolored or damaged trim covers must be replaced, not repainted.

WARNING: Vehicle sensor orientation is critical for proper system operation. If a vehicle equipped with an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is involved in a collision, inspect the sensor mounting bracket and wiring pigtail for deformation. Replace and properly position the sensor or any other damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) components whether or not the air bag is deployed.

WARNING: To avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury, the backup power supply must be depleted before repairing or replacing any front or side air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) components and before servicing, replacing, adjusting or striking components near the front or side air bag sensors, such as doors, instrument panel, console, door latches, strikers, seats and hood latches.
The side air bag sensors are located at or near the base of the B-pillar.
To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies (if equipped).

1. Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute
2. Remove the steering wheel.

Picture 1

3. Twist off the cap from the ignition switch lock cylinder.

Picture 2

4. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder.
- Use a 1/8-inch diameter drill bit to drill out the lock cylinder retaining pin.
- Use a 3/8-inch diameter drill to drill down the middle of the ignition lock key slot until the ignition switch lock cylinder breaks loose.
- Remove and discard the ignition switch lock cylinder and drill shavings from the steering column.

Picture 3

5. Remove the bearing retainer.

Picture 4

6. Remove the bearing and the gear.
- Thoroughly clean all drill shavings from the steering column and inspect it for damage.

Installation

WARNING: Always wear safety glasses when repairing an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) vehicle and when handling an air bag module. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

WARNING: Carry a live air bag module with the air bag and trim cover pointed away from your body. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

WARNING: Do not set a live air bag module down with the trim cover face down. This will reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accidental deployment.

WARNING: After deployment, the air bag surface can contain deposits of sodium hydroxide, a product of the gas generant combustion that is irritating to the skin. Wash your hands with soap and water afterwards.

WARNING: Never probe the connectors on the air bag module. Doing so can result in air bag deployment, which can result in personal injury.

WARNING: Air bag modules with discolored or damaged trim covers must be replaced, not repainted.

WARNING: Vehicle sensor orientation is critical for proper system operation. If a vehicle equipped with an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is involved in a collision, inspect the sensor mounting bracket and wiring pigtail for deformation. Replace and properly position the sensor or any other damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) components whether or not the air bag is deployed.

WARNING: To avoid accidental deployment and possible personal injury, the backup power supply must be depleted before repairing or replacing any front or side air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) components and before servicing, replacing, adjusting or striking components near the front or side air bag sensors, such as doors, instrument panel, console, door latches, strikers, seats and hood latches.
The side air bag sensors are located at or near the base of the B-pillar.
To deplete the backup power supply energy, disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute. Be sure to disconnect auxiliary batteries and power supplies (if equipped).

Picture 5

1. Note: Use a new ignition switch lock cylinder.

Follow the removal procedure in reverse order.
- Verify ignition switch lock cylinder operation.

My guess is the connection between the cylinder and the switch isn't attached or was incorrectly installed. Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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