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.
Ford Focus Ignition Tumbler Full Tutorial
Saving you tons of cash by replacing the Ford Focus ignition tumbler yourself to fix the no turn key ignition. What was quoted to me by the Ford dealership as a $250- $300 job, I did for just $40 and a hours work. Item # 707592
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 :)
if your Car/Truck Key won't turn, here is a Quick fix -UNCUT
some ppl have asked to send me a donation for helping them out, thanks all that have donated, anything is appreciated: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QJPVE9 UMV8SE4 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 locked. 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. OR 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.