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i had a frend get a key stuck in his house lock once. after getting the lock cylender out i used a paperclip to push the broken key out via a slot in the back of the cylender. maybe the same would work here:shrug
 

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first ya gotta get the ingition cylender out
 

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how do i do that if i cant get it into the run position?
uhhhhhhh, if the key is stuck in it then stick the remaining peice of the key in and see if you can turn it.
 

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ill give it a try tmmrw, i didnt look that close at it, i dont actually own the truck yet
if its really a big deal you can get a key with matching ignition and door lock cylenders th ethe junkyard, just drill out the old one. theres always needle nose pliers or those little 3 prong claw thingys.
 

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wow, kewl name
 

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Yeah! :)

Then take a hacksaw and cut that whole stinkin' mess
off the column and install an ignition switch in the dash...
http://www.panix.com/~alvinj/file12/Bronco-ignition.jpg

...actually I just wanted to show off my new picture. ;)

Butthead in AZ
ps- Hacksawed n hoof-rasped column pictures coming soon.
pretty slick, my ignition messed up about a year and half ago the Ignition Actuator snapped which was the second time in 5 years. I haven't gotten around to replacing it yet since I was planning to just rewire it with toggle switches. Right now I'm still using the push rod that attaches to the actuator:



 

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...Ignition Actuator snapped which was the second time in 5 years.
I'm still using the push rod that attaches to the actuator:
Cool! LOL :)

The one that came with my Bronco is slathered with JB-Weld
or something similar. LOL :) It's for a tilt+E4OD setup tho, if
it'll work for you, PM me your email address.

http://www.panix.com/~alvinj/file12/BroncoColumn.jpg
(that's how it was when I bought it)

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I've been getting under the dash and using a cotter-pin-puller
on the switch itself, it's just hanging from its wires. I cut the
switch holding studs off the "new" manual column. LOL :)

Years ago got the switches ready to go to swap my '75 over
to a push button and switch but changed my mind on it. Now
I've got the ignition switch for the '91 re-pinned for the same
key as the '75. :)

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The kill switch I installed in my '75 saved it from being stolen at
least twice. No kidding on that. They had the connector pulled
loose then all they had to do is plug their own lock into it.

Alvin in AZ
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Yesterday figured out how to pull my whole steering column
back 1+1/8" so the steering wheel won't be in the way of my
clutch leg. It's sooo cool! LOL :) Description of it over on FTF.
(FordTruckFanatics) Makes the '91 Bronco feel like my '75. :)
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Do yourself a favor and get a cotter-pin-puller. :) ...used it
yesterday to pull a stuck body shim out. Found my first one on
the side of the road and before that never realized how useful
the bent, stupid looking sucker could be! Nope, I don't use it for
cotter pins. LOL :)
 

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I would maintain patience and as suggested use a thin screwdriver or even a "dental pick" with sharp points and try to manipulate the remaining broken piece of key in or outward a bit so you can turn the key cylinder to "RUN" then pop it out.

Sometimes keys are worn smooth and you might also get lucky with a magnet and dental pick removing the remaining broken piece, but it takes patience and dilligence, do you have a spare key....?

The thing you need to be carefull with is inside the metal column collar behind the key cylinder there is a snap ring, washer and "drive gear" where the end of the key cylinder fits into the washer and gear with a very specific design so you really don't want to damage any of that by hacking off the key cylinder to get it out.

Worst case senario is you put a little super glue on the end of "something" thin enough that fits in the key slot wait until the glue dries and see if you can't pull it out.

Key cylinders are inexpensive, you'd just a different ignition key NBD........


Good Luck ~
 
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