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Old 01-22-2013, 12:25 PM
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Ok I have a question. When you change out the door locks can you change over the rod through the hole in the door? Or does the door panel have to come off? Im going to have to do this soon.
I have this same question. I just bought a 99 ford ranger sport and the drivers side key hole is stripped out and ruined so I was going to do this job myself. I just cannot imagine how you can disconnect that rod from the back of the cylinder and change them over. From this thread write up it seems too good to be true. Connecting and disconnection that rod through the tiny little hole the cylinder leaves seems to be impossible. I would like to know if you did yours yet. And how it went for you?

As far as I can see the door panel removal is going to be a must. BTW Ive been wrong before,
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:51 PM
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I have this same question. I just bought a 99 ford ranger sport and the drivers side key hole is stripped out and ruined so I was going to do this job myself. I just cannot imagine how you can disconnect that rod from the back of the cylinder and change them over. From this thread write up it seems too good to be true. Connecting and disconnection that rod through the tiny little hole the cylinder leaves seems to be impossible. I would like to know if you did yours yet. And how it went for you?

As far as I can see the door panel removal is going to be a must. BTW Ive been wrong before,
It IS possible to disconnect and remove the door lock cylinder from the hole in the door, you just have to twist it a little bit.

If you want to change the entire rod, you will have to remove the panel and work on the inside of the door.

Its not a difficult job, and removing the door trim is a piece of cake: 2 screws on the handle, anotherone behind that bezel and a 4th on the lower corner of the trim (next to the door ventilation). You will find a 5th. screw (torx) behind the window handle if you have manual windows. Push up the entire door trim and youre done.

Hope that helps
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:01 AM
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It IS possible to disconnect and remove the door lock cylinder from the hole in the door, you just have to twist it a little bit.

If you want to change the entire rod, you will have to remove the panel and work on the inside of the door.

Its not a difficult job, and removing the door trim is a piece of cake: 2 screws on the handle, anotherone behind that bezel and a 4th on the lower corner of the trim (next to the door ventilation). You will find a 5th. screw (torx) behind the window handle if you have manual windows. Push up the entire door trim and youre done.

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Yes that does help greatly. Thanks you very much!!!!!

Now I just have a question about one other thing. I only need to do the drivers side door. Would you suggest buying the entire set to have the same key? Or would you just change out the one? I guess it's personal preference. Where did you buy your locks from? BTW I do have manual windows.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:22 AM
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Yes that does help greatly. Thanks you very much!!!!!

Now I just have a question about one other thing. I only need to do the drivers side door. Would you suggest buying the entire set to have the same key? Or would you just change out the one? I guess it's personal preference. Where did you buy your locks from? BTW I do have manual windows.
As you sayed its personal. Offcourse it would be best to find the entire oem set. I found one here in Uruguay; ignition cylinder, both door locks and 2 sets of oem keys, all Ford oem and new!! Just $100.

If you dont mind having 2 sets of keys (1 for the door and 1 for the ignition) thats also ok
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:08 PM
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As you sayed its personal. Offcourse it would be best to find the entire oem set. I found one here in Uruguay; ignition cylinder, both door locks and 2 sets of oem keys, all Ford oem and new!! Just $100.

If you dont mind having 2 sets of keys (1 for the door and 1 for the ignition) thats also ok
The ignition is so easy to change it would be silly not to do the entire set at the same time.

I found them on ebay for under 80.

Well actually I found the link in this forum I think. LOL

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tchlink:top:en
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:31 PM
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The ignition is so easy to change it would be silly not to do the entire set at the same time.

I found them on ebay for under 80.

Well actually I found the link in this forum I think. LOL

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tchlink:top:en
That "wolf" guy is awesome!!! My set came with 2 keys only, and I wanted 4 (just in case). So instead of buying 2 blank keys and do them here, I mailed this guy one of the keys and he cuted them there in the US (I think he was from Georgia). He then mailed me all the 3 keys back to Uruguay.

Great guy, get those from him! Dont even doubt about it!!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:03 PM
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That "wolf" guy is awesome!!! My set came with 2 keys only, and I wanted 4 (just in case). So instead of buying 2 blank keys and do them here, I mailed this guy one of the keys and he cuted them there in the US (I think he was from Georgia). He then mailed me all the 3 keys back to Uruguay.

Great guy, get those from him! Dont even doubt about it!!!!
Sweet sounds like a plan. Only thing holding me back is the damn drivers side door is sprung. It closes tight and seals when you slam it. And it springs open when you open it. I wasn't sure if a new cylinder would do ok in a door with this issue or not. Thinking about it, it should't matter too much. I just want to be able to protect my belongings in the truck and possibly get a cheapo bluetooth stereo. Hands free for me, I cannot stand people that talk on the phone or text and drive.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:08 PM
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That "wolf" guy is awesome!!! My set came with 2 keys only, and I wanted 4 (just in case). So instead of buying 2 blank keys and do them here, I mailed this guy one of the keys and he cuted them there in the US (I think he was from Georgia). He then mailed me all the 3 keys back to Uruguay.

Great guy, get those from him! Dont even doubt about it!!!!
X2 on the Wolf guy
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:25 PM
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Sweet sounds like a plan. Only thing holding me back is the damn drivers side door is sprung. It closes tight and seals when you slam it. And it springs open when you open it. I wasn't sure if a new cylinder would do ok in a door with this issue or not. Thinking about it, it should't matter too much. I just want to be able to protect my belongings in the truck and possibly get a cheapo bluetooth stereo. Hands free for me, I cannot stand people that talk on the phone or text and drive.
>>> I dont understand your issue... my english disctionary froze!!!

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X2 on the Wolf guy
>>> If the guy took his time to recieve my keys, do the copy to the blank ones and ship everything 5000 miles away and everything was perfect, you can trust this guy! Really A+++!
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:32 AM
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my truck is a 1994 5spd 2.3. where is the hole that you used the screwdriver on in my vehicle (if you have any of this valuable information) and could you let me know as soon as possible. thank you very much. I am new to this forum TODAY. I broke my key off tonite and luckily got the truck home but now cannot get the key out of the ignition. Please help if you can.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:53 AM
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my truck is a 1994 5spd 2.3. where is the hole that you used the screwdriver on in my vehicle (if you have any of this valuable information) and could you let me know as soon as possible. thank you very much. I am new to this forum TODAY. I broke my key off tonite and luckily got the truck home but now cannot get the key out of the ignition. Please help if you can.
Hi man, sorry, I have no idea of a 94 truck. I think the door frame is the same as mine, but not 100% sure. Did you check on the same spot?
Sorry i can not help you more.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:47 AM
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my truck is a 1994 5spd 2.3. where is the hole that you used the screwdriver on in my vehicle (if you have any of this valuable information) and could you let me know as soon as possible. thank you very much. I am new to this forum TODAY. I broke my key off tonite and luckily got the truck home but now cannot get the key out of the ignition. Please help if you can.
I am not sure on a 94, but I think you have to take off the plastic covering around the steering column. Once you take it off, you will see the access tube at about the 8 o'clock position (when looking at the ignition from the passenger side). When pushing into the tube, you need to push toward the center of the ignition cylinder (not straight up).

One more important thing - you need to turn your ignition to the "ON" position to get the cylinder out. If you do not, the button will not push in (at least it did not for my 2000).

I hope this helps a little bit.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:24 PM
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Does the tab that holds the cylinder in place placed from the inside of door or through the outside????
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:06 AM
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Does the tab that holds the cylinder in place placed from the inside of door or through the outside????
Through the outside, on the B pilar side
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:51 AM
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I am not sure on a 94, but I think you have to take off the plastic covering around the steering column. Once you take it off, you will see the access tube at about the 8 o'clock position (when looking at the ignition from the passenger side). When pushing into the tube, you need to push toward the center of the ignition cylinder (not straight up).
That's what I had to do to my 93 when I replaced mine.
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