Having problems with your 1997 Ford F150 Regular Cab ?

I need to remove the ignition switch from a Ford F-150. The ignition key is missing. Acting on the advice of a locksmith, I was advised to drill through the wafers in the lock in order to turn it to the ''On'' position, however the cylinder still won't, even under extreme pressure. Is there an alternate way to remove the ignition switch from the steering column

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 16-07-2018

Answers :

No, you have to have the switch in the on position, you either have to drill the ignition out (1/2" drillbit) or chisel the tumblers out of the cylinder... using excessive force may break the column...which is definatly way more $ than a lock cylinder. to be safe i would just use the chisel method... if you drill too far you will ruin the column also
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