How to Replace the Ignition Cylinder in a 1999-2007 Ford Focus
In this video, I demonstrate how to replace the ignition cylinder in a 1999-2007 ford focus, the lock tumblers tend to wear out and cause the cylinder to become locked in the lock position. It is a simple job, just follow the steps, take your time, and you'll get through it, no problem.
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if your Car/Truck Key won't turn, here is a Quick fix -UNCUT
If your key won't turn or is stuck, no matter how much you wiggle it, turn
the steering wheel, or press the brake, then you might want to try this.
But use as a last resort, at your own risk.
This is pretty common in Jeeps, at first my key wont turn in the ignition,
but if I wiggling it a little it will eventually work. I have been doing
this for over a year now. Until today, no matter how much I wiggle the key,
turn the steering wheel, press the brake, it will not turn. I'm totally
So I did some research and found out that it is the lock cylinder that has
gone bad and I need to have a local locksmith replace it at a cost of about
$120 in parts and $50 in labor. Another option is to tow it to a Jeep
dealer and pay over $900 for a entire steering column.
You can just take a hammer or rubber mallet and hit the end of the key,
this will bent the copper latch piece allowing you to start your jeep.
some ppl have asked to send me a donation for helping them out, thanks all:
2000 Ford Focus - Key jam (fix) - 05-XX-10
So this is a common problem for this car...
To fix it, all i really did was brake the pins out (not needed)
And then shave off the metel clip that prevents it from turning unless
Since its shaved its always depressed so the key can ALWAYS turn.
Still the pill and ECU keep the car from being stolen :)
Ford Focus Ignition Tumbler Tutorial
This is a video tutorial for replacing a key or ignition tumbler in a Ford
Focus 2003. This is a common problem, that the key will not turn (often at
about 70k miles). It is inevitable on all Focuses from 2000-? The key
doesn't turn and you have to hit the end of the key to get it to work. The
Ford dealership charges $500 or more, a locksmith charges $150 or more, but
this video shows you how you can fix it for $45 total. It is not too
difficult for someone who has basic understanding of working with tools.
Go here to purchase the tumbler shown in the video -
http://tinyurl.com/ybyeyrr . What you are looking for is an ignition
cylinder made by Strattec, item number 707592. Let me know if you have
Key stuck in ignition Ford Focus 2006
Easy fix to removing stuck key from ignition of 2006 Ford Focus. Hopefully
this will save someone 300 dollars to have a new ignition put in.
In video, I accidentally called the shifter the ignition.
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How to change out your ignition lock cylinder
Lost keys or broken keys you can just replace your ignition cylinder.
Chipped keys you will have to reprogram
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Honda Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement
Here I show how to replace an ignition lock cylinder in a 96-00 Honda
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I, Jordan, assume no liability for anything you choose to do to your car,
before, or after watching one of my videos, including this one. All DIY
repairs, or modifications, you perform to your car are made at your own
risk. Sometimes, even if you've done everything the right way, you can
destroy, or damage, a piece, or part. You must understand this; part of
doing a repair, and/or modification is messing up sometimes. Also, if for
some reason, I do give incorrect instructions, and something breaks because
you followed my instructions, I still will not reimburse, or pay, in any
way, for whatever cost that may be incurred.
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1995 Ford F-250 4X4 Ignition Switch Replacement
This video details the troubleshooting process I went through when
diagnosing the binding ignition switch concern in the start position.
During troubleshooting, other issues were found with the shift tube bushing
causing the gear selector lever to be loose.
Interestingly, what I thought was the problem (a worn ignition switch)
turned out to not be the problem at all. The problem with the key binding
in the start position is within the actuator rod mechanism. These parts
were lubricated as an initial corrective action, but that didn't solve the
The loose gear selector lever and binding ignition switch, though annoying,
aren't big enough issues at this point to invest more money to correct. So
I left things as they were so I can drive the truck and focus on more
pressing maintenance issues. I will research sourcing these parts and will
likely complete these repairs at a later date if these issues become
Lastly, the smoke and burning smell coming from the cluster/column area was
investigated and ultimately determined to be a failed component (a MOV) on
the speedometer board which isn't critical to gauge or vehicle operation.
Like the ignition switch/gear selector lever concern, this issue can wait
until I can source the replacement part or repair the part myself at a
I keep these videos real and what you see is what you get with no editing.
Sometimes, even after good troubleshooting, you're faced with a decision to
either take things a step further and complete the repair or pick your
battles and attack the issues later. This is one of those occasions. There
are other items I need to address with this truck first so I will likely
circle back to address the above items at a later date. You can't always
fix everything all at once. (9/20/2012)
How to make a cheap transponder key bypass
How to make a cheap transponder key bypass - Costs under 5 bucks!
Save yourself all that money you'd give to the locksmith to repair your
transponder chip key anti theft system.