2002 Ford Explorer key lock cylinder

Tiny
JETHRO
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  • 2002 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 78,000 MILES
Key will not turn tried everything as far as turning wheel etc. Can it be the lock cylinder and if so how do I remove it since it is stuck in the off position? Drilling it out or what and will I damage anything
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 6:23 PM

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Tiny
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Hello

The information I am giving you applies to a V6, 4.0L Vin E since you did not specify. There is also a 4.0L Vin K flex fuel and a 4.6L Vin W.

Hope this helps.

IGNITION SWITCH LOCK CYLINDER - NON-FUNCTIONAL

Removal and Installation

Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute.


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Remove the screws and the instrument panel steering column cover.


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CAUTION: Do not use a prying device to detach the shift lever boot or damage to the shrouds may result. Detach the boot from the shrouds.


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Remove the screws and the steering column lower shroud.


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Disconnect the electrical connector.


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Remove the screw and the PATS transceiver.


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CAUTION: Do not allow the drill bit to make contact with the column housing or damage to the housing will result. If there is damage to the housing a new column must be installed. Use a 3/16-inch diameter drill bit to drill out the lock cylinder retaining pin and remove the ignition switch lock cylinder.
Discard the lock cylinder. Remove the drill shavings from the steering column.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Verify the ignition switch lock cylinder operation.
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