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title says it all, broke the key while trying to take it out of the ignition cylinder, part of it is now stuck in there, and i can't get it out.. how do i remove the ignition cylinder on a 1993? ive searched and found tech write ups on older models but I cant find where the pin is on my steering column that im supposed to depress to remove the cylinder.. can anyone please help me out?
 

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title says it all, broke the key while trying to take it out of the ignition cylinder, part of it is now stuck in there, and i can't get it out.. how do i remove the ignition cylinder on a 1993? ive searched and found tech write ups on older models but I cant find where the pin is on my steering column that im supposed to depress to remove the cylinder.. can anyone please help me out?
Time to either invest in a new ignition cylinder with a new key if it it got stuck and broke due to malfunction. Those are easy to come by, eBay or Broncograveyard etc.

Or use thin tweezers or o-ring pick to get it out. You can go to a key shop and they will still be able to make you a new key with no problem, so long as you have both pieces. Might take a few attepts with some mild filing, a pro won't have any issues.

Hope this helps. Happened to me, they made their keys so freaking thin!:banghead
 

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Well now you can start it without the key! I can too, but there's nothing in there...just turn and away you go.
 

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how do i remove the ignition cylinder on a 1993? ive searched and found tech write ups on older models but I cant find where the pin is on my steering column that im supposed to depress to remove the cylinder.. can anyone please help me out?
Click my tan CV in my signature & look in the Steering Column album. :deal
 

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sounds kinda like my co workers bronco.. He can take his key out while running lol.
 

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Can you put the remainder of the key back in the cylinder and then remove it? You will more than likely need to be able to turn it to get it out. The button is on the bottom of the column under where the key is insterted (check out Steve83s link for a detailed pic).
 

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Thanks everyone for the input, ended up finding the pin, i had to remove the black plastic pieces below the steering wheel, and the pin was right on the bottom side of where the cylinder was. Popped the old one out, and the new one in. thanks for the help.

-skynyrd
 

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Yeah, i can start my bko without the key either. Well i need the key to get past the ford lock, but after that i can pull it out and start, or start and pull it out. Aparently fords ignition set ups are notorious for that. I mentioned it to my girlfriends dad and he said thats how his first mustang got stolen....bummer.
 
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