Having problems with your 1996 Ford F150 Regular Cab ?

Need 2 change ingnition in collume - 1996 Ford F150 Regular Cab

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 11-02-2019

Answers :

We are assuming that yopu are talking about the key and tumbler assembly.To replace that you turn the key to the run position and remove the trim panel around the column than you will see a small hole in the steering column housing right under the key and than you put a small pick in the hole and push the pin in and pull the assembly out. This is one of the easiest things there is to do, first disconnect the battery ground cable, next, all you have to do is turn the iginition to the run posistion, check the next steps:

Remove the steering column shroud and lower the steering column.
Disconnect the switch wiring at the multiple plug.
Remove the two nuts that retain the switch to the steering column.
Lift the switch vertically upward to disengage the actuator rod from the switch and remove the switch.
When installing the ignition switch, both the locking mechanism at the top of the column and the switch itself must be in the LOCK position for correct adjustment. To hold the mechanical parts of the column in the LOCK position, move the shift lever into PARK (with automatic transmissions) or REVERSE (with manual transmissions), turn the key to the LOCK position, and remove the key. New replacement switches, when received, are already pinned in the LOCK position by a metal shipping pin inserted in a locking hole on the side of the switch.
Engage the actuator rod in the switch.
Position the switch on the column and install the retaining nuts, but do not tighten them.
Move the switch up and down along the column to locate the mid-position of rod lash, and then tighten the retaining nuts.
Remove the locking pin, connect the battery cable, and check for proper start in PARK or NEUTRAL.-Also check to make certain that the start circuit cannot be actuated in the DRIVE and REVERSE position.
Raise the steering column into position at instrument panel. Install steering column shroud.


Now the hard part, you will need to program the keys to work with the "PATS" security system, go to the following to this section link: fordf150/howto/patskey.

If you only have two keys for your truck, you can just add the new ignition cylinder keys as "spare" keys.

Hope this helps.
You will need to buy this repair manual and follow it to the letter.\012\012\012
http://www.amazon.com/Full-Size-Pickups-Bronco-1980-1996-Manuals/dp/1563922134
Beware, the plastic shrouds of the steering column have clips securing them , not just bolts, take them out slowly and without forcing them or you'll break them and they are hard to find.
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