Been having a bit of trouble removing the key from the ignition switch for
a few days. Went to use the car last night and now there is no way to get
the key into the switch. Reading the shop manual tells me once I have the
shrouds off I will have to be able to rotate the cylinder into the "run"
position in order to un-link it from the rest of the mechanism. Is there
another way to get the switch out? This is not the original switch.
On Sat, 31 Oct 2009 19:48:45 -0500, Peter W Crisler
Spray a bunch of WD-40 or silicone or some other light lube in there
and then try the key again. Normally you would not use that kind of
stuff in a key cylinder because it will attract dirt but in this case
you only need to get it working one or two more times so you can
I'll give it a try. This second switch was put in about 4 years ago by a
Lincoln Mercury dealer, that is no longer in business and the dealer that
took over is on top the BBB's list of places to stay clear of.
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