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Old 06-19-2011, 03:44 PM
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Well, I made myself this "how-to" where I explain step-by-step how to replace the steering column ignition cylinder as well as the door locks cylinders.


HOW-TO REPLACE IGNITION AND DOOR LOCKS CYLINDERS:

Tools you will need:
Metallic punch or long flat screwdriver
Long clamp
WD-40 oil spray


What we will replace:
We will replace the steering wheel ignition cylinder and both door locks cylinders

I bought the OEM parts. The box included:
-one ignition cylinder (black)
-two door locks cylinders (came with wires and connectors for power locks)
-a set of two OEM Ford Keys
-glove box compartment lock (I’m not using that)





I send the spare key back to US where that key was duplicated; now I have a set of 6 OEM keys (yes I’m insane!)





Procedure A: Replacing the ignition cylinder

SAFETY FIRST: Disconnect the negative terminal on the battery. This might prevent damages to certain components of the ignition module


1-Once the battery is disconnected, we can begin with our job

2-“To remove the ignition cylinder from its housing the steering plastic surround must be removed”: FALSE!!!


The job is easier than expected. No plastic trim or surrounding must be removed. To remove the ignition cylinder, put it in the LOCK position.

After that, insert the metallic punch or long flat screwdriver on the hole shown in the picture below:



Press the punch or screwdriver upwards and using your other hand, remove the complete assy of the ignition cylinder, with the key on it

After the old ignition cylinder is removed, put the new one in the same position (LOCK) and simply slide it in.


It will only fit in one position. Look at it carefully, and simply align the streaks in it with the steering column streaks. It’s a direct fit, there’s only one way to fit this in.

Once the new cylinder is on its place, test it.

Insert the new key and scroll all the positions in order to check it works fine; OFF – ACCESORY – OFF – ON – START. Do this a couple of times in order to ensure the correct functionality.

This is the new ignition cylinder:





DONE WITH THE IGNITION CYLINDER!!!


Procedure B: Replacing both door locks cylinders


In order to remove both door locks cylinders the inside door panel must be removedFALSE AGAIN!!!

There’s no need to remove the interior panels of the door, once again this is a much easier job than expected.

Open the door and locate the black tab shown in the picture below:



In order to remove the lock cylinder that black tab is the only thing that should be removed. NOTHING ELSE!

To remove it, you might need to lubricate it (sometimes with dust it can be stacked, like in my case). A WD-40 spray oil will be your best friend for this job.



Introduce the can spray tool (plastic stick) inside the tab groove and apply just a small amount of oil. Using the clamp just pop out that tab and the lock cylinder is now ready to be replaced.

Using your fingers, remove the cylinder from the outside; disconnecting the metallic rod with activates/deactivates the lock.

The replacement cylinders I’ve got had the connectors for the power locks. As my truck has manual locks, I remove it and replaced with the white tab which came with my original locks.

This is the connector removed:



Once the original white tab is fit in, attach it to the metallic rod and simply slide the cylinder in the door hole.

After it’s in place, test it several times. Make sure it locks and unlocks correctly.

Once it’s tested, simply slide in the black tab which was removed in first place. Make sure it holds properly the lock cylinder.

In the picture below, I show the interior of the door and how the mechanism must look like once everything is in place, including the original white tab, the rod mechanism as well as the black tab which holds the cylinder in place:



Now you’re done!!! Enjoy your new locks and ignition cylinder.
(Obviously, repeat this procedure for the other door)

Here are some pictures of the final results:







Hope you like it... I know its a small contribution
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:01 PM
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And the HOW TO...!!!!!


lol, j/k
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:22 PM
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there we go... "ape style" worked just fine I gues
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:39 PM
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Nice write up, you foreign guys got some pretty strange keys!
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:49 PM
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Nice write up, you foreign guys got some pretty strange keys!
No no... thats an OEM key made in USA pal! It doesnt have transponder, but its a 96-97 american oem key set! All the set is MADE IN USA!

The keychain was from a Mercury 63 my grandfather owned, that was the very same keychain that car had when leaved the production line in Michigan back in the 60s!
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:51 PM
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Just an fyi from a guy that used to rekey these, you can pull them all out, and have them rekeyed at a lock shop, then put them back into their appropriate slots. Also, stash one or two original keys in your safe, or safe place, to make copies off of in the future. Unfortunately, the time may come when these/this key may break at those deep cuts in the key, from normal wear, and tear.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: HOW-TO: Replace ignition and door locks cylinders

also the ignition instructions dont work for 93 maybe 94??
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:59 PM
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Im an idiot... I havent seen this in months.

Yes, 1 hided one key in the truck chasis... just in case the key breaks or maybe if I lock the truck with the key inside... the rest are in my safe.

I belive the ignition procedure is the same for 93-94... check for the hole in the lower steering column trim pal.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: HOW-TO: Replace ignition and door locks cylinders

Great write-up but need to make a correction as I just tried to do this.

When changing the Ignition on post 1994, the key needs to be in the "ON" position. Otherwise, the button on the bottom will not press in. Same for putting in the new ignition, it must be turned to "ON". This took me a few minutes to figure out, so I thought it would be worthwhile to update this thread.

This is also a safety feature, so someone cannot steal your truck by taking out the ignition and putting in a different one with his key.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:01 AM
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working on a 96 for ranger 4cyl (pre march of 96) thought the job was going to be easy, but when i slide everything into place the key will not turn to the off or to the start positions. Its completely locked up!and she needs to get to work tommorow
I am going to take the whole tree a part today but i would like to know if im doing something wrong.

PS: the new ignition post march of 96 could start the engine but i couldnt take the key out.

help me out here guys
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:19 AM
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Thats what you get for working in the dark...

If anyone else runs into this problem make sure the inside of the cylinder is lined up correctly and that you have the yoke all the way in. (i had to wiggle twist and wiggle some more to get mine in).
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Thats what you get for working in the dark...

If anyone else runs into this problem make sure the inside of the cylinder is lined up correctly and that you have the yoke all the way in. (i had to wiggle twist and wiggle some more to get mine in).
Glado yuo could finaly do it. Yes, the cylinder has to be perfectly aligned and in ON possition.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:46 AM
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Question. My ignition in my truck has that awesome feature (like most every Ranger out there) where you can pull the key out with it in any position. Id like to replace mine now that I see how easy it is, but my question is which ignition did you guys buy? I was looking on Rock Auto, but they range in price from $15-$50. I don't want to be a cheap-o, but at the same time, I don't want to over kill it either. What did yall pay, and which specific brand did yall get?

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:01 AM
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I bought the oem ford, as you can see on the pics.

Check this one out: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Ranger-...c0b3a6&vxp=mtr
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:29 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.
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