If your car is running right now: disconnect the negative battery, then the positive, then the alternator plug. you can reconnect once the car dies.
OK, now that the car is no longer possessed, herems the "fix" I'm currently using: remove all the steering column covers, then unscrew the ignition switch (white box at base of column). Now you can operate it by hand, but don't worry - you still have to have the key in place to unlock the PAT =) I've had my switch hanging down for over a year now...
Which means I'm also looking for a solution. Does any body know how to replace the "actuator assembly" as Ford calls it? I have the "upper actuator" with pin waiting to install...
FLASH = 98 V6, chrome yellow, black & blue accents, 146k daily driver POWER
: divorced exhaust with glasspacks; BBK CAI, TB, UDPs; (shift kit in the garage) STYLE
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: XXR 006 black spoke with blue lip; 18x8.5 front, 18x9.5 rear TIRES
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