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Old 09-07-2012, 01:51 PM
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Key tumbler fell out

Hello,

When I went to pull my key out of the ignition yesterday the key got a bit stuck and when I jiggled it a little to pull it out the chrome bezel that locks the tumbler in fell out. Now the tumbler is out as well and I cant figure out how to get the tumbler in and lock the bezel in place.

I see a pin on the bottom of the ignition cylinder that I should be able to push in and pull the cylinder out but I cant seem to push the pin in at all.

Can anyone help with this? Thanks in advance!
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The pin will only push in when the ignition is turned to the on position. Reach in and turn the switch on with a screwdriver and you should be o.k. If the pin pushed in while in the locked position it would be way to easy to steal the truck.

I would replace the ign plug if it continues to happen.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:57 PM
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The pin will only push in when the ignition is turned to the on position. Reach in and turn the switch on with a screwdriver and you should be o.k. If the pin pushed in while in the locked position it would be way to easy to steal the truck.

I would replace the ign plug if it continues to happen.
Thanks Expypate! I did that and went to Ford to get a new cylinder. There was a tab broke off in the cylinder that prevented the chrome bezel from holding the tumbler in place.
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I'm glad you got it back together. I was a locksmith for years, but now work in the wholesale side of the business. Amazing what you forget when you don't do it everyday.
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