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Hey guys, I'm a complete newbie to this forum, and to the mustangs in general. My friend was just given an 85 mustang 5.0 (carbureted), but we have one problem. The guy who is giving him the car has misplaced the keys. We're going to replace the ignition switch with a brand new one, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to remove the old one to put the new one in place. I don't know if I'm just not seeing something right, but could someone give me info as to how to get the old one out and the new one in? I'm pretty mechanically inclined, since I've rebuilt a couple Ranger motors myself, and I have a 240Z that I work on as well, so a little bit of help would be appreciated.

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you'll have to take the black cover off your steering column. almost right under the switch there is a little tab that sticks out, find a punch a little smaller than the tab and tap it in there so the punch goes inside the housing. should be able to pull it out after that. my 84 i lost the keys too and did it the same way and worked, dunno if it will for you tho lol. if you dont have a small punch, use a small phillips screwdriver. either of the 2 will work.



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And just an FYI...that's not the ignition switch you're talking about, it's the ignition key tumbler.

This is an ignition switch:

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And just an FYI...that's not the ignition switch you're talking about, it's the ignition key tumbler.

This is an ignition switch:

http://images.1aauto.com/ZIS/1AZIS00002.jpg
oops, sorry, thanks for the clarification FoxChassis. I was playing with the ignition switch last night when I couldn't quite figure out how to remove the ignition key tumbler, and I got freaked out for a second when the little plastic slider that goes between the switch board on the steering column and the switch itself fell out and I had no idea where it went for a few minutes there.

Thanks for the help guys, if all goes well, my friend and I will have a new foxbody to play around with.
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you'll have to take the black cover off your steering column. almost right under the switch there is a little tab that sticks out, find a punch a little smaller than the tab and tap it in there so the punch goes inside the housing. should be able to pull it out after that. my 84 i lost the keys too and did it the same way and worked, dunno if it will for you tho lol. if you dont have a small punch, use a small phillips screwdriver. either of the 2 will work.



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I saw that punch, I tried pushing on it, but I turned the ignition cylinder instead of pulling it out, lol.
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You have to turn it, possibly backward and then it should pull out.
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well, we got the switch changed...but it was a total pain in the ass. We finally gave up on the pin idea (since the switch caused the steering wheel to be locked in the first place) so we drilled right through the pin, and then the lower half of the switch where the key pins would be located. Came right out after that.

Now we've got another problem, the starter wasn't engaging, so we bought another one, and now the new one is doing the same thing.
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well, we got the switch changed...but it was a total pain in the ass. We finally gave up on the pin idea (since the switch caused the steering wheel to be locked in the first place) so we drilled right through the pin, and then the lower half of the switch where the key pins would be located. Came right out after that.

Now we've got another problem, the starter wasn't engaging, so we bought another one, and now the new one is doing the same thing.

I would check the starter solenoid. it should be replaced when you replace the starter anyway. It's very easy to do, just make sure the cables don't get mixed up and you hook them to the wrong posts. If not, I would check the wires at the steering column where you worked on the switch/tumbler. Good luck
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Make sure your battery terminals are clean, in good shape and well connected.
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