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How to relace the ignition switch on a 96 crown victoria

The ignition broke on my car and the engine would not turn off, So I pulled the engine fuze and unplugged my battery. After a few months of turning it on and off like that everyday, my car now has no power what so ever.. I am told it needs a new ignition switch, and I need info on how to fix it

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It sounds like you need a new Ignition switch. There are a few tricks to changing them, but it is not too hard. You need to remove the plastic cover on the steering column. There is a hole below the Ignition switch that has a spring loaded pin which releases the tumbler.

You will need to disconnect the battery a few times to rotate the key through its Interlock features and be able to remove the Tumbler which can only be released in the RUN or ACC positions. You do not want the battery connected after the key is turned.

The plastic cover can get in the way and often the Tilt wheel may need to be moved to get clearance to remove the switch. Some switches have special heads on the screws which are called Security screws.

The switch is not too expensive and is available at most autoparts stores. You may also find tooling to remove the Security screws at an autoparts store too. The job should take no longer than 1 1/2 hours if even that long, more like 1 hour for most people.

This should solve your problem.

Posted on Jul 16, 2011

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SOURCE: '96 ford Crown Victoria....No hazard or brake light no turn sigal

Sounds like the multifunction switch. Try working the hazard switch up and down a few times to see if you get some lights to work. If so then replace the switch.

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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Hi, the PCM relay does run the injectors, but not the ignition. My guess is your ignition switch is stuck closed. You can try pulling up the relay, but I bet you'll still have power to the coils when you do. See if there is power at fuse #7 with the key off--that is a sure sign your ignition switch is closed in the run position. I don't have an exact procedure for replacing the switch, but your looks like the type that is mounted on the column and actuated by a rod running down from the lock. Take the knee kick panel off and see if you can spot it up there. It's held on by 2 screws.

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