I have a '91 Formula that I need to repair. I'm trying to get some insight
on what I'll be in the middle of before I'm in the middle of it.
Last week I went for a burger and when I tried to start the car to get back
to work the ignition switch hung up in the starter position. Fortunately the
anti-theft system kicked in and the starter didn't engage. After some
tapping and jiggling the switch unstuck and after several minutes the VATS
let me continue on my way. That was fun.
A couple of days ago the switch hung up again, this time in the run
position. I couldn't shut it off. About 45 minutes later I lost patience and
ended up breaking out part of the switch. Right now I've bypassed the VATS
with a resistor and I can work the switch with the key and a screwdriver.
Needless to say I need to replace the switch (and, I'm assuming, the VATS
My questions - is this a tricky job (airbag, etc.)? Any insights or things
to watch for? Is there a good on-line store to find the parts for
(hopefully) a good price?
Any info you could pass along would be appreciated. It has been years since
I've replaced a switch and have never been through as much junk on a column
as what this one has.