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Cheapest way to rekey them is to take the door lock cyls. out yourself. That is pretty self expanitory if you are mechanically inclined. I am not sure on a 1995 but the ignition should be pretty easy to remove. Underneath the ignition there should be a small hole in the plastic cowling. If not, remove the cowling... it takes like four screws. On the bottom side of the ignition housing there is a small recessed hole (about 1/8). In that hole you will see a brass or silver pin. Turn the key to the accessory position (dont start the truck). The accessory position is the only point where you can depress that retaining pin. Push the pin in and pull the ignition out. DONT MESS WITH ANYTHING INSIDE THE KEY SWITCH RECESS. DONT TRY TO START IT OR TURN IT OFF. DONT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL. Nothing will probably happen but better safe than sorry. Now that you have all the locks, take them to your local locksmith shop and they will rekey them however you would like. (If you have two ford vehicle of similar years you can have them keyed to match). Should run you about 20 bucks a lock. If you want you can just take the truck down the locksmith and leave it with for a couple of hours and they will do the whole thing for you. You can even have them come to you. It will just cost alot more.
If you can find a new set cheaper then just replace them. Ford orginal lock are used to be manufactured by Strattec (previously known as Briggs & Stratton). I would stay away from the aftermarket locks. JMO.
If memory serves. Ford changed from the double sided 5 cut keys to the 10 cut design in 1984 1/2. I dont know what year the next change was made but they changed to an 8 cut system. Easy way to find out if it is 10 or 8 cut is to see if there is a small grove running down the center of the key. 10 cut dont have the small extra grove. Anyway, regardless of which you have ignition and the doors use differnt parts of the key. The doors use the first half and the ignition uses the second half. Two of the lock wafer in the middle over lap and are used by both. So if you want you can have just the doors rekeyed (which use only the first part of the key) and leave the ignition alone. But a locksmith will have to code the doors different from the original cut and still match the ignition wafers.
I have been a Locksmith for the last 16 years, but I haven't done automotive in a long time. I apologize if the info is dated, and something has changed.
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