Ignition Cylinder Drilling/Replacement 2003 Ford Focus
Ignition would not move/stuck in off position. Removed the locking-pin by drilling a hole in the ignition cylinder to be able to turn the key. Changed the cylinder and was able to keep the same key w/o having to have it reprogrammed.
How to assemble the 707592 Strattec Ignition Kit Video Tutorial Ford Focus
Easy to follow video tutorial on how to assemble the 707592 Strattec ignition kit for your Ford Focus and other models.
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 depressed. Since its shaved its always depressed so the key can ALWAYS turn. Still the pill and ECU keep the car from being stolen :)
Drilling Out 2002 Focus Ignition Lock
** the instructions I read said to measure 3mm down from the key slot and mark the spot. Use a 4mm drill bit to make a small pilot hole, then use a 10mm drill to drill a 35mm deep hole. I can't tell if they want you to drill out all of the "tumbler" things. If you follow those instructions, however, you WILL definitely drill all of them out. If you are able to drill a smaller hole and avoid all of the tumbler things, you will be able to put your key in. But I don't know if it will allow your key to turn.** I ended up using a 11/32 in (~9mm) drill bit and tore all of my tumblers apart. All of the metal shavings left inside the lock made it really hard to put my key in. However, I think that if you can get all of the tumblers and the other little 1/8x1/8x5/8 piece out of the bottom, then you probably won't need the key.