93 taurus, ignition switch

i need to get another ignition switch Lock.. nothing wrong with the ignition part, just the lock mechanism... you put the key in and turn it to on and then you pull the key out... no problem.... but if the guide
that the key goes into is not in place the key will not go back in... i am not the only one driving this car and dont want to get a call during the middle of the day to come out and get them going if they cant get the key back in... i can get a lock from auto zone or such for about $15-20.. and install it.. but i would like to key it to the old key.. i remember doing it to an old datsun pickup truck years ago.. but never had to mess with ford locks before... what type of key mechanism do they use.. is it pins, wafers or what??? for the key to work in the lock.. anyone ever re-keyed a ford lock before??? thanks for a reply.......
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The key for the new ignition lock should come with only half of the cuts cut, half are for the ignition, the other half are for the door lock. Any locksmith or Ford dealership parts department can duplicate the door cuts onto the new ignition key. Taking the lock cylinders apart and re-coding is not necessary
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Neil Nelson wrote:

I never knew this fact before. Is this just for Ford, or do other Mfg's do this trick too? WHich is the ignition, inside or outside the key?
Bob
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Just Ford from what I've seen of the domestics. Chrysler ignition locks are buildable in the parts department, GM, can't say since they don't seem to wear out as often.
I believe (going off memory) the cuts are interspaced, IOWs, not all at one end.
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