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Old 03-12-2012, 01:20 PM
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Question Ignition

I must be dumb, I have been to every e-how page and they all state to replace the ignition simply insert key and find the 1/8" hole and push the shaft out. On my 2008 fx4 f250 looks like there is a cover all around the ignition. I need to replace the ignition cylinder/switch due to key getting stuck and at times will not turn. Any help would be appreciated
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Does anyone know if this refers also to 2008 found it in another post on a 2001 super duty. Just trying to find out how to change my ignition switch. Kind regards Mike C

Remove lower dash panel to access fuse box.
In my truck 01, 7.3 CC Lariat, it was fuse #19. Some report fuse #45. Check fuse to see if blown.

With #2 phillips, remove three column cover screws from the bottom of the column to remove the plastic covers.

With top/bottom covers loose, move bottom cover to the side to view small stainless detent locking ball on the bottom of the ignition housing.

Note: When removing ignition, be careful of the tiny contact and wire for the key chime. It's located on the bottom of the ignition housing. It's a small black keyed insulator, with contact tab.

Put the key in the ignition. Press the stainless detent ball with the awl (or #1 phillips). While depressed, turn the key forward to the 'on' position and slide ignition out of the column. This is where you need to be gentle- be careful of the key chime contact (and again when re-installing).
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