A friend has lost her ignition key for her 1990 Ford F150 (300cu. in. std.
trans.). I have removed the steering wheel, turn signal switch unit and I
have ordered a new ignition switch tumbler unit with key.
The Haynes manual says the switch tumbler must be "ON" in order to remove it
and I can't do that without a key.
How do I get the tumbler unit out? the @1/8 dia. locking pin will not
depress or pull out,
do I try to "Dremel drill" off the pin, jam a hefty screwdriver in the
keyslot and twist, pry out on the shoulder of the finger tab collar.
No big hurry here, the lady somehow lost her keys when her horse was
startled, bucked her off, broke her leg (thankfully it wasn't the horse's
leg) and ran home.
The only thing the lady is driving right now is an Invalid's Walker, and the
only saving grace there is she doesn't have to put gas in it.
Anyway, eventually she will need to drive again and I'd like to get the
ignition tumbler replaced by then.
Spud, Mission BC Ca.