Great! you saved at least $100.00 +++ by DIY
One tip is to ensure that the ign key is Not on a chain or key ring with many other keys and small knives or other items; need to avoisd it getting caught lock receiver as strg wheel is turned. Heay key chains also
There was a recall for this for 87-91 MY Broncos, F Series, etc. ; # 93V066000
Section 11-04: Steering Column 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350, Bronco, F-Super Duty Chassis Cab and Motorhome Chassis Vehicles Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder, Lock Cylinder Non-Functional
NOTE: The following procedure applies to vehicles in which the ignition lock is inoperative and the lock cylinder cannot be rotated due to a lost or broken key, unknown key number, or a cap that has been damaged or broken to the extent that the lock cylinder cannot be rotated
Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).
Remove steering wheel (3600).
Using channel lock pliers or vise grip pliers, twist cap until it separates from the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
Using a 3/8-inch diameter drill, drill down middle of ignition lock key slot approximately 44mm (1-3/4 inch) until ignition switch lock cylinder breaks loose from breakaway base of ignition switch lock cylinder. Remove ignition switch lock cylinder and drill shavings from lock cylinder housing.
Remove retainer, bearing and gear. Thoroughly clean all drill shavings and other foreign materials from casting.
Carefully inspect lock cylinder housing for damage from the above operation. If damage is apparent, lock cylinder housing must be replaced.
Replace lock cylinder housing, if damaged.
Install gear, bearing and retainer.
Install trim and electrical parts.
Install new ignition switch lock cylinder.
Install steering wheel.
NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more for the powertrain control module to relearn the strategy.
Connect battery ground cable.
Check operation of lock cylinder.