Instructions on how to replace the Ford Explorer Ignition Switch

How to replace the Ford Explorer Ignition Switch - The power switch is actually only part of the ignition system of the Ford Explorer, many people consider the cylinder lock switch and if the switch completely. Of course, the power switch is still an important component of the system, and? Has to be changed if you know that is causing problems with starting your browser. This is directly repair electrical systems and boot Explorer, so be careful and have a trained mechanic driving if possible.

Things You’ll Need
Ignition switch

Installation Instructions

  • Open the hood. Disconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal. Strip the insulation if equipped, and use the wrench to loosen the lock nut on the negative wire.
  • Remove the caps from the steering column. Use screwdriver to remove the screws, and separate push knee below the steering column. Remove the screws and remove the bottom cover to find the screw on the top cover, then remove the top cover in the same way.
  • Remove the multifunction switch by removing the screw and push the release lever to remove the column switch.
  • Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch. Then switch off the steering column by clicking on their clips to release the tabs.
  • Install the new switch in place of the old, making sure to lock the tabs and the spring under the switch is in the locking bar of the column. Connect the electrical connector.
  • Reconnect all other parts in the steering column in the reverse order. Replace the battery negative cable.
  • Insert the ignition key to check the correct operation in three positions. “Block”, “Accessories” and “Start”

Tips and Warnings

Disconnect the battery cable may cause the control module propulsion system to lose the information stored in its memory. This can cause the truck has abnormal behavior while driving – until the PCM learns his new adaptation strategy.

References :

“Chilton Ford Explorer / Mountaineer Repair Manual”, 2003

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