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01-21-13
  • DRIVEABILITY – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) P0500, P1502 AND/OR U1039 CONTINENTAL MODELS ONLY – STICKING OR BINDING IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER – HIGH EFFORT WHEN TURNING IGNITION SWITCH
  • ELECTRICAL – STICKING OR BINDING IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER – HIGH EFFORT WHEN TURNING IGNITION SWITCH
Publication Date: OCTOBER 22, 2001

FORD:
1998-2002 CROWN VICTORIA, MUSTANG, TAURUS
1998-1999 F-250 LD
1998-2001 EXPLORER
1998-2002 E SERIES, EXPEDITION, F-150, RANGER, WINDSTAR
1999-2002 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
2000-2002 EXCURSION, EXPLORER SPORT
2001-2002 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC
LINCOLN:
1998-2002 CONTINENTAL, TOWN CAR, NAVIGATOR
2002 BLACKWOOD
MERCURY:
1998-2002 GRAND MARQUIS, SABLE
1998-2001 MOUNTAINEER

ISSUE:

Some ignition switch lock cylinder assemblies may exhibit the following highly intermittent conditions:

  • Roughness and/or excessive effort in turning the key from RUN to START position.
  • Key does not fully return from START to RUN after starting vehicle. This may result in intermittent accessory function.
  • Continental ONLY – A malfunction indicator lamp may illuminate with diagnostic trouble codes P0500, P1502 and U1039 stored in the Powertrain Control Modules (PCM) memory.
  • This may be caused by a Key-In-Ignition warning chime switch.

ACTION:

Replace the KEY-IN-IGNITION WARNING CHIME SWITCH located on the ignition switch lock cylinder with revised part XL2Z-11A127-AB. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute.
  2. Insert the ignition key and turn it to the RUN position.
  3. Insert a punch into the access hole (located in the lower steering column shroud, below the lock cylinder) and press the release button while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.

    NOTE:SOME VEHICLES DO NOT HAVE AN ACCESS HOLE AND REQUIRE LOWER SHROUD REMOVAL. REFER TO THE APPROPRIATE MODEL WORKSHOP MANUAL, IGNITION SWITCH LOCK CYLINDER REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION SECTION 211 IF ADDITIONAL DETAIL IS REQUIRED.

  4. Remove the Plastic Key chime warning switch by prying upward on the plastic retainer, while sliding the switch away from the key insertion end (Figure1). Refer to the appropriate model Workshop Manual, Key-in-ignition warning switch removal and installation section located in Section 413 if additional detail is required.
  5. Install a new Key-In-Ignition warning chime switch XL2Z-11A127-AB and reinstall lock cylinder.
  6. Verify proper function of the Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder and Key-In-Ignition warning chime switch.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
XL2Z-11A127-ABKey-In-Ignition Warning Chime Switch

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
012113AReplace The Key-In-Ignition Warning Chime Switch0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
11A12742

OASIS CODES:

102000, 112000, 202000, 203000, 204000, 204200, 205000, 206000, 207000, 208000, 208999, 301000, 302000, 497000, 504000, 601300, 603300, 698298




Figure 1 – Article 01-21-13


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